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No More Missing Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two Spirits & Relatives

May 5, 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Pulitzer Arts Foundation
3716 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO United States

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Learn about generations of Indigenous families seeking justice for every Missing Murdered Indigenous Woman, Girl, Two Spirit, and Relative. Moderated by Simona J. Charles, social worker, member of the sovereign nations of Purepecha and Shoshone-Paiute Tribes, and local advocate for MMIWG2&R, this conversation will discuss the epidemic of MMIWG2&R, the ongoing plight of violence happening to Indigenous community members, and activism to raise public awareness.

Panelists include Indigenous activist YoNasDa Lonewolf (Oglala Lakota/Black), Tanae LeClaire, MSW (Ihanktonwan/Sicangu/Black), Eric Pinto, MSW (Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Zuni) Assistant Director of Kathyrn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies, and the relatives directly impacted by MMIWG2&R.

Following the panel discussion, audience members are encouraged to visit an art installation inspired by Métis artist Jaime Black-Morsette’s REDress Project. The seven dresses included in this installation represent Missing Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two Spirits, and Relatives. The number seven indicates the Seven Generation Principle that “every action and decision made must consider the impacts on generations to come”.

This program is supported by Kwe’na’na Heights Consulting LLC. and the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.

Registration and early arrival are encouraged but are not required. Please contact [email protected] if you require any accommodations to participate. This event will take place in Park-Like and the museum’s lower main gallery.

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