Not Invisible: Fighting for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
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Please join us for a post-show conversation for Crossing Mnisose with guest panelists including founder of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women USA, Deborah Maytubee Denton-Shipman, Yakama tribal member and scholar Emily Washines, Blackfeet Nation member Lissalynn Loring and moderated by journalist and author Jacqueline Keeler.
MMIW (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women) is dedicated to helping missing and murdered American Indian women and their families and create awareness of the MMIW problems in the United States. The organization is dedicated to the memory of Sherry Ann Wounded Foot, who was murdered on 8/16/2016.
Deborah Maytubee Denton-Shipman is the founder of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women USA, which assists MMIW families, tries to locate these women, and works with law enforcement on behalf of the families.
Emily Washines, Yakama tribal member and scholar. Washines researches and speaks on the historical aspects of missing and murdered Native women on the Yakama reservation, with particular emphasis on women and girls who were raped and murdered in the years leading up to the Yakama War of 1855-58.
Lissalynn Loring of the Blackfeet Nation, and her family are still searching for her cousin 20-year old Ashley Loring/HeavyRunner. Ashley was last seen on Monday, June 5, 2017 in Browning, Montana.
Jacqueline Keeler is a Navajo/Yankton Dakota Sioux writer. She has contributed to The Nation, Salon.com, The DailyBeast, Quartz and many other publications. She has been interviewed on PRI's The World, BBC, MSNBC and Democracy Now. She is the editor of “The Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears” from Torrey House Press.