How can solidarity be built to create stronger trauma and crisis management in Minnesota?
Why the land? Because Mother Earth can hold it.
Taking breaths, pushing through mistakes — the process of creating beauty out of mistakes and never throwing anything away was so important. I am quite emotional writing this. I am realizing how therapeutic that process was for me.
Editor Mikki Morrissette recently attended the global, virtual @SkolFoundation three-day conference focused on “Closing the Distance.” Here are a few
There are winding roads that lead to systems and policy change. This is a snapshot of one of them, still in process, related to sexual assault legislation.
I did not feel vindicated that my testimony was proven correct but a deep sadness that what was foretold has come to be.
I felt I had no choice but to address the violence that has for too long destroyed so many families in Minnesota and across Turtle Island.
“For those who have exited trafficking, their biggest need is to rebuild a sense of belonging and identity within their community.”
“If we do not move past the dysfunction in our communities, there will continue to be victimization.”
“To fix over 500 years of trauma and its impact, we need everyone.”
Policies are good, but educating about the perception of Native women in society needs to happen.
The investigative work of today is not just for those who are being hurt now — it is for ancestors and to prevent harm to those who are on their way.