36 minutes | Jul 4, 2021

Ep 11 - Hanna Harris (MMIW)

Who here is familiar with America’s Indian Nations? I mean, this is really embarrassing but I don’t or let me rephrase that, I didn’t know much until I started doing research for this episode. Did you know they have their own constitution? Did you know they don’t fully trust or rely on outside (out of tribe) law enforcement?How many of you heard these statements, “They are all addicts and drunks.” “Violent, be cautious.”Do you know how many tribes and reservations there are in the US?Can any of you recall seeing news reports of missing or murdered indigenous women & girls? I know we hear about the casinos, and them being forced off their lands, or how they are going on strike, but I can honestly say... I have not, however I try very hard not to follow the news because it either summons sadness, madness, depression, or flat-out hopelessness... I tend to lose all hope for humanity and want to find a magic wand to make everything better for those who are suffering. However, this is not a Disney movie, its real life, and for those indigenous women & girls who’ve had their lives taken, deserve justice. Their families deserve justice!So, this episode involves a few cases from the Crow Indian Agency in Montana. These are the MissingAnd the murderedwomen & girls.. They are mothers, daughters, sisters, aunties, cousins, wives..... a friend! Knowledge is Power:- Very short documentary - Awaxaawippíia: The Crow Nation’s Sacred Tieshttps://youtu.be/9OlUx6Xg4TY- Still Here: A Crow Nation Story (boarding school phase, full blooded %, native language)https://youtu.be/OvPLw1pI8zk- Crow Nation's Ultimate Warrior Challenge (Woman Warrior - Brittany Iron)https://youtu.be/nW1zh1Oxoek- 2019, the Senate officially made May 5th, National Day of Awareness for MMIWG2S (Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirits)https://youtu.be/7bpTcvYiyCsResources:- Urban Indian Health Institute (aka UIHI)https://www.uihi.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Missing-and-Murdered-Indigenous-Women-and-Girls-Report.pdf- Native Womens Wildernesshttps://www.nativewomenswilderness.org/mmiw- Governer’s Office Of Indian Affairshttps://tribalnations.mt.gov/crow- The actual Hanna Act bill #21https://leg.mt.gov/bills/2019/HB0099/HB0021_1.pdf- The Billings Gazette, by Ashley Nerbovig – 6/17/16https://www.newspapers.com/image/602650987/?terms=roylynn%20rides%20horse&match=1- The Crow Websitehttp://www.crow-nsn.gov/constitutions-and-bylaws.html- 5/5/21 – Advocacy committees - https://pres-outlook.org/2021/05/advocacy-committees-call-for-recognition-of-missing-and-murdered-indigenous-women-and-girls-day/- Oppression – Mental Healthhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6615430/- NPR - MMIWhttps://www.npr.org/2018/11/25/670631164/the-missing-and-murdered-indigenous-women-from-across-the-u-s- Warrior Womenhttps://www.warriorwomen.org- MMIW-USAhttps://mmiwusa.org/?fbclid=IwAR0xL8r7LKAbNRDg-vXYXBWtT25EvDHrLYz-PNkFCOtWE_qbuMaazp02krk- The Smithsonian’s New Exhibit Spotlighting Native Women Artistshttps://msmagazine.com/2020/04/07/enjoy-the-smithsonians-new-exhibit-spotlighting-native-women-artists-from-your-home/- By Chrissy Bobic – 2/26/2020https://www.distractify.com/p/what-happened-to-hanna-harris- The woman who created Hanna’s Act - Peppershttps://helenair.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/hannas-act-signed-into-law/article_bcd67080-f492-5683-afd3-84a85e9db80e.html- Brandi Bends interview: https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2019/10/23/crow-nation-is-a-place-where-one-could-vanish-and-many-have
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