Not Forgotten: Missing and Murdered
Indigenous women and girls have been recipients of violence at astounding rates for a very long time. This is related to a long road of past government policies such as Boarding Schools and the informal but government supported policy of placing indigenous children in non-indigenous homes. US history is replete with trying to “help” Native peoples become more like the dominant society. However, our governments have been neglectful with regards to the judicial system. The General Crimes Act of 1817 and the Major Crimes Act of 1885 limited tribal jurisdiction over their own land and peoples: a serious blow to tribal sovereignty. These federal policies require the federal government to investigate and adjudicate a variety of crimes committed on reservation lands. However, the vast majority of Native Americans do not live on reservations. Today the missing and murdered indigenous peoples span our geography. This talk will focus on the judicial gaps that lead to unsolved crimes against indigenous peoples.
Learn about these crimes against Native women from Dr. Renee Gralewicz, Brothertown Peacemaker and Associate Professor of UW Oshkosh-Fox Cities Campus.
WHEN: Monday November 18, 5:00-6:30 pm
WHERE: Copper Rock coffee shop
210 College Ave. in downtown Appleton
Copper Rock is providing the venue at no charge, so please buy food and beverages to enjoy throughout the meeting! Come early if you want to order food--the program will begin promptly with LWV announcements at 5:25
Dr. Renee Gralewicz
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