On this edition of Your Call, we discuss missing and murdered Indigenous women and the fight to raise awareness about this crisis. Why do these women and girls get so little recognition in the US?
Native women in the US are murdered at more than ten times the national average. Homicide is the third leading cause of death for Indigenous women ages 10 to 24. Unlike Canada, where Indigenous advocates have pressured the government to confirm the number of missing and murdered Indigenous women, the US has done little to address the issue, according to Indian Country Today. How are advocates fighting to be heard?
Joanelle Romero, founder and director of the Red Nation Celebration Institute, the longest standing American Indian & Indigenous multidisciplinary educational arts & culture nonprofit in Los Angeles
Amanda Takes War Bonnet, public education specialist at the Native Women's Society of the Great Plains, a coalition of Native programs offering services to women who experience violence
Esquire: The Delay
Indian Country Today/Rewire: Missing and Murdered: No One Knows How Many Native Women Have Disappeared