Tag Archives: Missing and Murdered Native Women

New FCNL Tools and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Last night I attended an excellent Zoom meeting by the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), our Quaker lobbying organization. The presentation was on May 5, the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. It … Continue reading

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PRESIDENT TRUMPS’ OPERATION LADY JUSTICE: THE TRUTH ABOUT VIOLENCE TO INDIGENOUS WOMXN, GIRLS AND LGBTQIA+/2S

By Christine Nobiss Read our open letter to President Trump: Five Asks for May Fifth Summary: President Trump’s MMIWG executive order is problematic because it is contradicted by actions that do not match intent to serve Indigenous Peoples with integrity. … Continue reading

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Reports Related to National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The Billings Gazette has an amazing collection of photos from the Line the Rim event yesterday, where hundreds gathered along the edge of the Billings Rimrocks to honor missing and murdered indigenous people. The event was organized by Montana State … Continue reading

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House passes Violence Against Women Act

The House passed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), despite the opposition of the National Rifle Association (NRA). The Act expired in February. However, House Republicans broadly object to at least four new policies added to the … Continue reading

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Matthew Lone Bear supports missing person’s bill

One of the friends I made during the First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March is Matthew Lone Bear. I began to get to know him the first day of the march. We often found ourselves in the same position as he … Continue reading

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FCNL: Advocacy training on promoting legislation to safeguard the health and safety of our Native American siblings

I recently attended an excellent online (via ZOOM) presentation from the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) titled “advocacy training on promoting legislation to safeguard the health and safety of our Native American siblings” with Lacina Tangnaqudo Onco and Christine … Continue reading

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Lakota People’s Law Project and Nathan Phillips

There have been many, often conflicting, stories about the confrontation between Nathan Phillips and High School students, many wearing MAGA caps. This morning I received an email message from Daniel Nelson, Director of the Lakota People’s Law Project, telling their … Continue reading

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Savanna’s Act Passed in the U.S. Senate

One of the things I learned from my Native friends as we walked together on the First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March the first week of September, was about the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women. Many of the marchers … Continue reading

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Help Bring Attention and Resources to Missing and Murdered Native Women

The video and information below about the huge numbers of missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW) is stunning. The video offers some explanations of why so little attention has been, and continues to be paid to this horrible situation.   … Continue reading

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