No more stolen sisters. The pandemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). #6
In this special episode of You Talk It. We Live It host Sky, speaks with Lissalyn Loring from The Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana about her experiences growing up on the reservation and her family's search for her cousin Ashley Loring HeavyRunner one of thousands of missing Indigenous women across the United States and Canada.
Here are some interesting facts:
- In 2017, they were 5, 712 Missing Native American Woman and Girls reported to the National Crimes Information Center
- 4 out of 5 of Native women are affected by violence today.
- The U.S Department of Justice found that American Indian women face murder rates that are more than 10 times the national average.
- Homicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among 10-24 years of age and the fifth leading cause of death for American Indian and Alaska Native women between 25 and 34 years of age. – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Homicide
Sourced from: Justice Washington
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