Breaking History: A World History Podcast
Episode 30: The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Movement
Please join Bridget, Debra, James, Jamie, and Matt to talk about the MMIW (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in the US and Canada) movement. Debra leads us through the discussion on this long standing emergency situation in both the United States and Canada. We talk about the history of the movement and how its played out differently in Canada and the United States. How does this fit into the larger history of violence against Indigenous women and how the movement is fighting back. We talk about a few different cases and how the history of "Indian Affairs" agencies has played out. What's the weakness of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions?
Full disclosure: None of the speakers are indigenous people and we acknowledge that.
Further Reading on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in the US and Canada:
The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC)
Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women
National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Walking With Our Sisters
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Report-Urban Indian Health Institute
Sovereign Bodies Institute-MMIW Database
S. 1942 Savanna’s Act 115 th Congress
Kim Anderson, Maria Campbell, Christi Belcourt, eds. Keetsahnak: Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters
Sarah Deer, The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America Andrea Smith, Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide
Jane M Smith, Richard M Thompson II, CRS Report for Congress. Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction over Non-Indians in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization and the SAVE Women Act. April 18, 2012.
Emmanuelle Walter, Stolen Sisters: The Story of Two Missing Girls, Their Families, and How Canada has Failed Indigenous Women
The Breaking History podcast is a production of the Northeastern University History Graduate Student Association.
Producers and Sound Editors: Matt Bowser, Cassie Cloutier, and Dan Squizzero
Theme Music: Kieran Legg
Today's hosts were: Matt Bowser, Bridget Keown, Debra Lavelle, Jamie Parker, and James Robinson.