The issue I have chosen to study is Indigenous Women. The articles that I looked at talked about how many women are killed. Every day, Indigenous Women have to worry about their lives. I chose his topic because I wanted to spread awareness about it because it’s not something you see in the news a lot. It’s something that has got to end.
People die every day. Although I don’t think it’ll impact other people. However, black people go through a similar struggle. They have to face police brutality all the time. It’s not exactly the same but people still die all the time from each group. 4 out of 5 women are affected by violence every day. These women face murder rates 10 times more than the national average.
I didn’t really find in any of the articles how people are helping but I’ve seen people on social media speak out about it and raise their voice. These killers need to be caught and charged for their crimes. Nothing is being done about it and that really upsets me. It would be helpful if people spoke out more about this and tried to find places to donate to Indigenous Women. I want to continue to learn about this topic and find ways to help.
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Segers, Grace. “Congress Tackles Crisis of Missing and Murdered Native American Women.” CBS News, CBS Interactive, 2019, www.cbsnews.com/news/congress-crisis-missing-and-murdered-native-american-women/.
Dear Halimah, when searching for an article to read, your’s was the only one that caught my attention. I have also seen people post about the way Indigenous women are treated on social media. It is a real concern that not a lot of people know what is happening to these women. It is true that there is never any news coverage on the murders of Indigenous women and there needs to be. people should be informed about all cultures and especially the ones most people just turn the other way and ignore. I am glad that you brought this up and wrote about this situation so that many can finally open their eyes to people’s lives that are also important.
This is quite the shocking article. I had no clue so many indigenous women were being brutalized. It is disgusting to see people being beaten and killed for no reason. I agree with you in the fact that this isn’t really getting any main stream attention. No one knows about this issue, and I think we should do a better job of this.
This is such an alarming issue, and it’s almost made worse by the fact that this is the first time I’ve heard about it and it’s been going on for some time. I wonder why indigenous women are more likely to be targeted? Also if some of theses women are living on reservations, how does the local government play a part? Is this just happening in North America (Canada), or is it wide spread throughout the whole world? I think Jade brung up a good point about how much more attention this would be getting if the main targeted victims were white males, for example.
I am happy to see that you worked on the situation with Indigenous Women. I didn’t realize how bad it was until I started my research. I wanted to suggest a show that I found very impactful. It is on Youtube. It is called Fault Lines and there is an episode on this topic. Here is the information:
“The Search: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.” Fault Lines, Al Jazeera English, May 8, 2019, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdPv0NDfMbA
I agree that this issue should be out there more. One of the things they said is that if thousands of white males were disappearing, it would be considered a national emergency, but since it is happening to Indigenous Women, it isn’t showing up on the media at all.
I look forward to seeing what you and others write about this topic.