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NYSCADV, Michelle D. Schenandoah of Indigenous Concepts Consulting and Amie Barnes of the Seven Dancers Coalition present “A Haudenosaunee Perspective on Historical Trauma: A Journey Through the History: From Creation to Residential Schools to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.”
This recording takes participants through Indigenous history to help create a better understanding of the social landscape in Indigenous communities today, as well as a greater understanding of Indigenous people, in general. When we understand the systematic dismantling of Indigenous families and the historical and ongoing impact of that on Native communities today we can begin to create opportunities, insight, and connection with Indigenous people that fosters resolution and healing.
This film is created for Indigenous communities, educators, health care providers, organizations, and governments to facilitate group discussions on this issue; and for anyone wishing to join the conversation.
Coming Together to Address Human Trafficking in Native Communities (National Indigenous Women's Resource Center)
This webinar will go over:
What is human trafficking and what does it look like in Indigenous, tribal communities?
What can tribal communities do to address it?
In 2005, the movement for the safety of Native women led the struggle to include under the Violence Against Women Act a separate title for Native women called Safety for Indian Women. One of the findings of this title was that during the period of 1979 through 1992, homicide was the third-leading cause of death of Indian females aged 15 to 34, and 75 percent were killed by family members or acquaintances. Since that time, a study by the U.S. Department of Justice has found that in some tribal communities, American Indian women face murder rates that are more than 10 times the national average. Over the last decade awareness of this national issue has increased but more must be done at all levels to stop the disappearances and save lives.
With a talk that encourages hope, love, empowerment and igniting a new way of learning together as a nation, Tamara lays bare the world of violence impacting indigenous women. Personally connected to her topic through her great-grandmother, she has been speaking out about "Decolonization of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women", giving a voice to the voiceless.