Exploring cases and stories about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Men and members of the LGBTQ 2 Spirit community.
Chris Cuestas from the National violence Prevention Resource Center
Chris tells us about how he started his path being a detective and someone who generally helps resolve issues of violence in various communities. Strategies communities and families can take in order to address MMIW/MMIP, human trafficking, gang violence and why identity is important for safety. Chris also shares with us a successful MMIW case he was able to be apart of and help bring a woman home to her family.
Learning About Culture Helps Inform Best Practices - Yakima Co. Coroner Jim Curtice
Jim shares how he started as a paramedic, then later elected to Yakima County Coroner. He shares how knowing more about various cultures helps inform the work he does and is always open to learning more. Jim is also open to speaking to families about any questions they may have in his process such as what he is required to do. He also informed us about the devastation of the opioid crisis in the Yakima Valley.
Ellie Bundy - Salish Kootenai and Montana Tribal Task force for MMIP
Ellie shares her presentation on Montana MMIP cases. National and Montana State based legislation and how that ties into MT Tribal task force processes and resources. This episode is a great way to get some real answers on how to contribute to the cause and movement of MMIW/MMIP in any community. As well as educting youth on the issue and how to keep aware and safe.
Indigenous Women Being Resourceful - NIWRC
Two dynamic Indigenous women join the disucssion today. Rose Quilt (Yakama) and Paula Julian (Filipina), they share resources from their organization Nation Indigenous Women's Resource Center. As well as give all neccessary historical context as to why these discussions and healing practicies are needed. MMIW missing posters info, tool kit and grass roots community movement.
Missing in Washington – Yakama and other tribal members
We are sharing the names from the WSP list of missing from the Yakama Nation area and other tribal cases in which families have requested. This includes a review the history, policy, and lasting impacts
Connie Walker - Helping families tell their stories and being an advocate
Guest Connie Walker, Cree Indigenous Canadian, award-winning investigative journalist, and podcast host. Connie gives not only her own personal journey into telling indigenous stories but also the history of the 60's scoop in Canada. She also gives perspectives on working in the United States and learning about various issues in the US and the similarities with Canadian issues. Connie turns the tables on us and asks the War Cry Team about self-care and how stories about MMIW are received. As we all want to work towards more Indigenous voices in the media and be respectful to our communities. Resources were shared on how to report in Indigenous communities. Links below.
Much needed podcast
As an indigenous woman who was raised on my reservation, whose grandmother attended boarding school and who has survived domestic violence, I am so thankful to hear this podcast. I can’t thank you women enough for standing strong and tall and getting our stories out there. My children’s grandmother on their dads side has been missing for over a decade now and nobody is even looking for her. I’ve survived every form of abuse growing up on the rez and I attended a public school off the rez and had to endure the teachers there, being racist to me for being Native American. When I played sports for our Rez school, and we had to go 35 miles away to play, the crowd on the other teams side would shout “GO BACK TO THE REZ WHERE YOU DIRTY INDIANS BELONG!” whenever we were winning. It was awful.
Thank you for bringing our culture and unfortunately our statistics to light and hopefully ppl will wake up and start to see how big of a problem MMIW really is. It’s just sad that nobody else cares about our missing women and men.
I’m a non native woman living on p’squosa land in the PNW. I heard of this podcast through the fall line. These women do such an amazing job of educating on MMIW and also on their cultures. Washington State is rich with native culture and I’ve always wanted to know more than the likely inaccurate info I was given through school as a young child. Keep up the awesome work! I appreciate your podcast and getting to be a part of your stories in this way.