Amplifying the Voices of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People

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Thurs Dec 12, 2019, 5:30 pm
Town Hall Seattle First Hill (Seattle)
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Of the cities reviewed in a new study from the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI), Seattle has the highest number of missing and murdered indigenous women in the country. Abigail Echo-Hawk, director of the institute and one of the study's researchers, will explain why that's the case and offer some solutions for how to stop the horrific and largely unregistered violence perpetuated against Native women. Echo-Hawk will also cover other health and social issues, including the results of another study released earlier this year by UIHI showing that 94 percent of Native women have reported being raped at some point in their lives. Some major challenges Echo-Hawk and the other speakers are likely to mention during this conversation include poor record-keeping protocols on the part of police and institutional racism in the media. If law enforcement and media do not account for the violence happening in the first place, then we can't figure out why it's happening. If we can't figure out why it's happening, then we can't stop it. And if we can't stop it, then more women will continue to be murdered and go missing. by Rich Smith

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