Discussion in 'Crimes That Should Be In The News' started by Andros, Jan 22, 2019.
Special thanks GK. I'd have missed this. Going to look more into this Senator.
Trial begins for Thunder Bay man accused in trailer-hitch death of First Nations woman
34-year-old died 6 months after being hit by trailer hitch thrown from passing car
More than three years after Barbara Kentner's death, her sisters are hoping for justice in a case that hundreds of First Nations chiefs from across the country see as a test of Canada's commitment to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Kentner, a 34-year-old mother and member of Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, died nearly six months after being struck by a trailer hitch thrown at her from a passing car.
The charge against Brayden Bushby, 21, was reduced from second-degree murder to manslaughter and aggravated assault earlier this year, sparking outrage from First Nations leaders. There is no mandatory minimum sentence for manslaughter in Canada unless it involves a firearm. If convicted, Bushby could face a sentence ranging from probation to life in prison.
In response to the scourge of missing persons cases that disproportionately affects Indigenous populations in Montana and across the nation, Blackfeet Community College (BCC) recently debuted a website and database to streamline the process of reporting cases to law enforcement.
It’s the latest effort aimed at battling the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous people in the United States, where women in particular go missing and are murdered at an alarmingly high rate, with more than 80 percent of Native American women experiencing violence. On some reservations, Indigenous women are murdered at a rate 10 times the national average, and even though tribal members constitute just 7% of Montana’s population, the state law enforcement identifies 26% of missing persons as Native American, which may be a low estimate.
Blackfeet Community College Launches Website to Streamline Reporting of Missing Indigenous Persons
The cases called included that of Chick White that went missing in 1994. “Chick White is not a Cold Case,” Armstrong said. “How many children does she have?” he asked making the case that to her family Ms. White’s disappearance is part of their lives.
A recent study noted there were 165 missing and murdered indigenous women, girls, and two spirit people cases in California. “This makes California the state with the fifth-highest number nationally…,” the study points out. “Notably, Northern California outranks many states, and if it were a state, would be in the top 10, with 105 cases.”
Candlelight Vigil at Courthouse in Support of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People – Redheaded Blackbelt
"Our resilience and our strength as the first peoples of this land should be celebrated every day," said IllumiNative founder Crystal Echo Hawk in a Facebook video dedicated to Native American Heritage Month.
November is Native American Heritage Month in Arizona and the U.S.
One thing about the Cleveland Abduction case that is not mentioned is that both Amanda Berry and Gina deJesus are Indigenous. Amanda Berry has Cherokee Native American heritage on her mother’s side and Gina deJesus is of course Puerto Rican.
Tamra Weber, an Indigenous activist, wrote about this here: A Lakota Woman's Voice-In honor of the unheard voices! ~
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Quite a few articles about MMIW.
Due to privacy laws in EU, I can't acces some articles, this is one of them.^
Anyway, trying to keep up with all the post in this thread. Glad to see attention in this overwhelming, troubling of so many missing and murdered woman.
It's definitely a good start, that a database is set up by the Blackfeet Community College.
Bushby Guilty of Manslaughter
on December 14, 2020
Today's Google Doodle pays tribute to Elizabeth Petatrovich. A Native Alaskan woman of the Iglit tribe.
Alot of information on the internet about this woman born in the early 1900's who basically started her long career because she wasn't taking no more discrimination.
She did become an American citizen I believe carrying on her work here.
May her great spirit keep Native Women of Alaska, and America to keep up their fight for their missing and murdered Sisters!
Unfortunate. And one of the reason this should be an important movement in our society too. No one culture, race, or gender should stand out or be left behind.
This is too sad to allow to continue to happen...In 2016, there were nearly 6,000 indigenous women reported missing. Yet, only 116 were logged in the National Missing Persons database, according to the Urban Indian Health Institute. (No answers 2 years after 20-year-old student vanishes -- a single case in an epidemic in American Native communities)
We will not be silenced.
The painted hand has become a powerful symbol for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Movement, known as MMIW, a cause boosted by the increasing number of athletes embracing it.
“I didn’t really think the paint would impact me as much,” said Rosalie Fish, a member of the Cowlitz Tribe of southwest Washington and a standout runner whose stops have included the Nike Cross Regional Southwest in Casa Grande. “I would just be running like any other time, except now it would be for other people. But instead, it was actually very emotionally tolling to run for women that were no longer here.”
Athletes around Arizona have joined the movement. The Mesa Westwood High School girls basketball team wore jerseys at a recent tournament featuring names of missing or murdered women. The boys cross country team from Monument Valley High School on the Navajo Nation Reservation often competes with red handprints on their faces.
Athletes raise awareness for missing, murder indigenous women
FUTURE GAZING: Honor the Indigenous people of these territories
Prom dress calling attention to missing, murdered Indigenous women added to Smithsonian exhibit
Opinion | Twenty Indigenous stories that shaped 2020 — a year of racism and fear, of fighting and hope
Two charged with child endangerment in connection with missing Crow girl
I hope that people can access this article, because it shows a lot of the dysfunction that occurs on reservations. This little girl hasn't been seen since March, 2019? Where has she been? Did anyone report her missing?
From the article:
'Veronica Tierza Dust, 34, and Roseen Lincoln Old Crow, 34, both face a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child in Crow Tribal Court, which holds a maximum sentence of 6 months in jail and $2,500 fine.".
Copied from the article:
"On Dec. 6, 2020 a formal petition was filed with the Tribal Court requesting a hearing because the two guardians had “breached their fiduciary duty to the child.”.
Which means that they were getting funds for her care. Fraud, if they were not using the funds on her care. And they are getting charged with "Child Endangerment"? This little girl is gone...no one knows where she is...and they post $1,000 bond.
Can't acces the article from the EU.
Many thanks for quoting some alinea's from the article.
It's shocking, I hope that there will be a huge attention for this, under the next president.
Any future arrests or additional charges depend on decisions made by the tribal court and investigation by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Two women investigated for disappearance of missing girl from Crow Reservation
MT - MT - Mildred Alexis Oldcrow, 7, Lodge Grass, March or April 2019
I just saw an episode on ID:
Dead Silent - (ironic)
"Roylynn Rides Horse was beaten, strangled, lit on fire, and left to die in a remote field in June 2016."
Murder of Roylynn Rides Horse by Jo Whitman and Dimarzio Sanchez examined on Dead Silent
The ordeal what this woman & family, had to endure, is shocking..
The statistics of murdered and missing of Indigenous women are also mentioned...one of (too) many!
Not trying, to be political or something.. ,but for many years, I am hoping for an US president, who take this on his|hers agenda and speak up, about it!!!!
Long overdue, Imo.
Thx @imstilla.grandma x
Social media, and of course, a thread on WS, is another way to keep informed,
Much better, this way!