What about the women? Have you seen my daughter? Sister? Mother?

In 2008, Restoration covered the murder of Victoria Eagleman, from the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, located in SD. Terri Henry and I joined Tillie Black Bear, Roxanne Sazue, Karen Artichoker, Brenda Hill, Carmen O’Leary, and so many others on a walk for justice for Vicky. It was a life-changing reality check. As a movement, we…

Lessons for 2019 from Past Reauthorizations of VAWA and FVPSA

Looking back at 2018, we leave behind a year of increased awareness of the far-reaching impact the spectrum of violence has on the lives of Native women, their families, communities, and Indian nations. Vigils, community searches, marches for justice, press conferences, and demands upon federal agencies and Congressional leadership to respond to the crisis of…

Essential Discussion of Violence Against Native Women as Gender-Based Violence

The demands created by the devastating impact on human life due to extreme violence against Native women leaves little time to participate in discussions about whether the violence is “gender-based.” Tribal leaders, grassroots tribal coalitions, advocates for safety, and generally tribal staff are so busy with urgent issues, many life-threatening, they also tend to focus…