UWSP to host panel on justice for Indigenous women
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT – Native American women are murdered at a rate 10 times the national average. Learn about the work underway to protect and fight for the rights of these women at a free panel discussion at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on April 12.
“Indigenous Women Pursuing Safety and Justice: A Conversation with Advocates” will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. in room 101 Collins Classroom Center, 1801 Fourth Ave., or watch via livestream at www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n1CKnPVoNQ.
Panelists will include:
-Skye Alloway – member the Forest County Potawatomi; Forest County Potawatomi Language and Culture and co-chair of the Governor’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force
-Justine Rufus, member of the Bad River Ojibwe; Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault and co-chair of the Governor’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force
-Myah Decorah – member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Organizer of Justice for Kozee
-Jeneile Luebke – member of the Bad River Ojibwe; Post-doctoral research fellow at UW-Madison
The event will also feature the artwork of UW-Stevens Point alumna Kaya Gravitter, a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of
Mohican Indians, and an invocation by Dennis Kenote, a member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and the Menominee Language and Culture Commission.
The panel is sponsored by the UW-Stevens Point’s Native American Center, American Indians Reaching for Opportunities student organization, the School of Health Science and Wellness and the School of Humanities and Global Studies.