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Virtual event planned to remember missing Indigenous women

Posted at 8:23 AM, Nov 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-28 10:23:02-05

Family, friends, and advocates of missing and murdered Indigenous women are shedding light on their experiences in a virtual event hosted by the C.M. Russell Museum.

The virtual speaker series starts December 1st and will feature Annita Lucchesi, founding executive director of the Sovereign Bodies Institute, an organization that researches gender and sexual violence against Indigenous people. The series will also feature the aunt of Selena Not Afraid, a 16-year-old who went missing from Big Horn County last year and was eventually found dead.

Also speaking will be the mother of Bonnie Three Irons, who was found dead on the Crow Reservation about three years ago.

The C.M. Russell Museum's executive director said he hopes the event will personalize the stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women. "It's a difficult topic to listen to bit we want to personalize it. And if we can personalize it through the testimonies of family members who have dealt with this, we can hopefully lend people the attention and inspiration to care and be involved in this."

The Museum will release their conversations on its Facebook and YouTube pages on December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, at 7 p.m.