The Persistence of Violence Against Native American Women and Girls: Upcoming Series

The Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center (MIWRC) is hosting a four-part educational series titled: “Hearing their Voices: The Persistence of Violence Against Native American Women and Girls.” These educational events are free of charge.

The events will be held at the MIWRC offices, 2300 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis  from 4-6 p.m. MIWRC Executive Director Patina Park will be the presenter. Ms. Park is Lakota and her family comes from the Cheyenne River and Standing Rock tribes. Because of her own experience as an adoptee, Ms. Park is passionate about issued related to Native American Children and families.

Here are the dates and topics:

  • Thursday, Feb. 1: Colonization and Reservation
  • Friday, March 2: Allotment to the Indian Reorganization Act
  • Monday, April 2: Termination to Self Determination
  • Thursday, May 3: The 21st Century: Where do we go from here?

To register, contact: Jo Lightfeather at jlightfeather@miwrc.org or 612-728-2031, or Randy Vickers at rvickers@miwrc.org or 612-728-2029. You can register for one event or all events.

The series objectives are to:

  • Gain an understanding of the historical experience of colonization and its impact on violence against indigenous women and girls.
  • Learn the jurisdictional challenges that exist in Indian Country based on court decisions and federal law grounded in genocide or erasure of Indigenous peoples.
  • Identify solutions to the legal jurisdictional problems.

Here is the flyer: Hearing Their Voices.

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