Tuesday, March 15
6-7:30 p.m. CT
Free Virtual Event
The United States is facing a human rights crisis known as the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women epidemic. Out of the 5,712 Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women counted in 2016, only 116 were logged in a Department of Justice database.
Join us for a Facebook Live discussion about this epidemic in anticipation of the national PBS broadcast of Bring Her Home — a new feature documentary directed by Leya Hale (Dakota/Diné) and produced by Sergio Rapu (Rapanui).
A private link to the film will be made available to attendees that RSVP prior to the event.
This event will bring together participants in the film to talk about ways in which they are addressing the epidemic from their vantage point. Panelists will include Angela Two Stars, Mysti Babineau, and Representative Ruth Buffalo (ND), accompanied by Senator Mary Kunesh (MN).
The panel will be moderated by Marisa Miakonda Cummings, President and CEO of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center.
VMM is the premier source of public media by and about Native Americans since 1976. Their mission is empowering and engaging Native people to share stories.
The Center for Great Plains Studies, with its Great Plains Art Museum, is an interdisciplinary educational and cultural hub that cultivates awareness of and engagement with the diverse people, cultures, and natural environments of the Great Plains.
Original Production Funding Provided by: Minnesota State Legislature – Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, HRK Foundation, Sundance Institute, Sundance Institute Indigenous Program’s Merata Mita Fellowship, Bewilder Films, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota
Bring Her Home is a co-production of Twin Cities PBS and Vision Maker Media, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).