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Just a few hours northwest of where Gabby Petito vanished, Selena Not Afraid went missing on New Years Day 2020. Selena was a 16-year-old girl who was getting a ride home from a night spent at a friend’s house. THREAD
Under suspicious circumstances, Selena vanished after being left behind at a rest stop. Selena’s case bears some similarities to Gabby’s. Both women found themselves riding in a van out in the prairie with the wrong people/person.
Both women were recorded on video shortly before they went missing (Gabby in police interactions and Selena in a mysterious snapchat video taken from the rest stop where she was last seen) Both were beautiful young women who disappeared against their will.
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It's #MMIW Awareness Day.

You can find all kinds of horrifying statistics.
But I want to tell you about Indigenous women.

We are born from survivors. Our mothers and grandmothers survived boarding schools and empty cupboards.

We're funny as hell. We laugh hard.
We are tough. We can be quiet or loud but we are always resilient.

We are beautiful. In basketball shorts or those fleece pajama pants from Walmart or in the flyest Bethany Yellowtail dress or the fanciest ribbon skirt.

We wear beadwork like it's diamonds.
We can roast you and love you up in the same minute.

We deserve better than what this country gives us. We deserve better than how men often treat us.

We deserve bigger dreams and more support and easier times.
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Proof of genocide against Acadians here and in this book VERITAS Acadia. When will the war on us stop?
@JustinTrudeau @cafreeland @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris @ChiefSAugustine @AFN_Updates @NCAI1944 @MikmaqRights #mmiw @LaVoixacadienne @UN4Indigenous
For centuries you deny this as genocide.…
You keep Cornwallis scalping laws unrecinded in your law books. Nova Scotia Government told me it was a Federal issue. Harper Government told me it was Provincial. Canada didn’t exist when it happened but still complicit to allow this.…
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The #DebForInterior hearing is moving pretty quickly. After just 30 minutes, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is already on the questions and answers portion.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia), chairman of committee, is first in line for questions.
Tune in to the #DebForInterior hearing here:…
"My mom was a federal employee for 25 years," Deb Haaland notes at #DebForInterior hearing.

Her Pueblo mother, Mary Toya, worked for Bureau of Indian Education, one of agencies at Department of the Interior. @BureauIndianEdu @USInterior

Mary is watching hearing from #NewMexico.
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It infuriates me that today in 2020, we have Indian Agents working and being paid for by the crown to 'cast doubts and suspicions' on who an Indigenous women is, when historically this started by the damn Indian Act after 1876. Today they are still having their voices silenced by
institutions, and the white academics working to discredit them, their identities and their work. That is your reconciliation in work Canada. #Reconciliation #MMIW @JustinTrudeau @CrownIndigenous @DarrylLeroux
Today this women are trying to move forward, trying to reclaim their identities stolen from them by Canada, and they can expect mobs of angry twitter Academics trying to humiliate and shame them for the work they have put in, because their communities do not want to claim them.
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#FreedmenHistorySpotlightSaturday: Today, we spotlight a #MMIW of Afro-Indigenous descent from the Seminole Nation named Che-Cho-Ter, or Morning Dew. She was one of Chief Osceola’s two wives and bore him four children and was of mixed Black and Seminole descent. Image
According to accounts at the time in the Quarterly Anti-Slavery Magazine, Chief Osceola and Morning Dew traveled to Fort King (in present-day Ocala) to purchase supplies when Morning Dew was seized as a slave. “Evidently having Negro blood in her veins the law pronounced her a
slave.” This all happened while Seminoles still in Florida were struggling against forced removal on the Trail of Tears, objecting to being moved from their Indigenous lands in Florida. The Indians didn’t want to leave their lands and many free Black people in the Seminole Nation
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Some wars have yet to end. Protestant & Catholic, British Empire vs. Indigenous. I am waiting @JustinTrudeau Call these wars off. Canada is not a Nation. @Carolyn_Bennett @MarcMillerVM @RoyalFamily @generalsynod @CCCB_CECC @Pontifex @JustinWelby @churchofengland
Everyone fears Constitutional Reform but the simple truth is the existing Constitution constitutes nothing. Your a company not a nation.…
Tax justice advocates around the world know the truth.
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Savanna’s Act & The Not Invisible Act become law today. These laws start to address the epidemic of missing & murdered Indigenous women. Trump is taking credit for it but their passage is the result of the tireless work of Native women & their allies, including women in Congress.
There is little data available regarding #MMIW & a problem that these laws will help fix. The data we do have is astonishing. Native women are murdered at 10X the national average & it’s the 3rd leading cause of death for Native women age 10-24. Experts say these figures are low.
The Trump administration uses #MMIW as a prop & shield while they plunder Native lands, desecrate sacred sites, forgo Tribal consultation, threaten us, disestablish Tribes & target Tribal sovereignty by attempting to give control of our homelands to states (see EPA letter to OK).
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Will be live tweeting. Be sure to buy the book…
Suzanne Methot and the panelists begin with acknowledging the land they are on. She introduces the speakers whose narratives are included in the new @voiceofwitness @haymarketbooks book HOW WE GO HOME: VOICES FROM #INDIGENOUS NORTH AMERICA.
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Honored that our 2019 @AJFaultLines film “The Search: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women” won @najournalists award for Best Coverage of Native America” in the TV category, Associate Division III:…
Sincere gratitude for the families who opened their homes to the us & shared their stories. We don’t take that responsibility lightly. Congrats to the team who worked on this: Senior Producer @KaviChek, Correspondent @alisonaher, Cinematographer @acspelman, editor @warwickmeade
You can watch "The Search" here, which looks the crisis of indigenous women going missing. @AJFaultLines traveled across the western US to Washington, Montana and New Mexico to find out what more could be done to address the problem.
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Re-amplifying this message from a relative who shared her story on Facebook.
#Indigenous #women #indigenouswomen #mmiw

Full Quote Thread:
“I am now 73 years old. I was at Indian residential school from age 11-15. I had to work in the infirmary, where there were many sick and hungry children. I’d steal food like peanut butter and bread to feed them. A lot of kids died there."
"I had to handle the dead children — wrapping them to be buried. Once I got caught speaking my native language. I wasn’t aware my language was different. My punishment was having four fingernails pulled out. At residential school we all received numbers. I was known as #702."
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Senate report 23rd Issue - Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples. #Metis #EasternMetis Image
Senate report 23rd Issue - P Chartrand and Senator Dyck -legal test of Powley for who a Metis person is, versus Metis National Council. - They are different. #MetisNations Image
RCAP 8 - Metis in Nova Scotia. Image
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I’m attending WI 2020 Victory’s event, “WI Roundtable to Discuss the Violence Against Women Act and Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women” – sign up now to join me!… #mmiw #mmiwg #vawa #wisdems
Arvina Martin @Arvina4WI introduces Rep. Beth Meyers, and @beth_rep introduces @HeidiHeitkamp. All acknowledge and honor the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She would want us to continue the fight to protect women. #MMIW #MMIWG #RIPRBG
Heitkamp: VAWA passing was a collaborative effort. Led by Democrats, supported by some Republicans. COngress failed to reauthorize the act. Why? Fight about: Are we going to include LGBTQ+? How will we show up in unique situation of Indigenous/Tribal women?
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🔴 Senate #Republicans have KILLED 400 bills passed by the House, most w/ GOP votes. #Dems need to win 4 seats (3 if #Harris is VP). 6 races are tossups: CO-Gardner, GA-Perdue, IA-Ernst, ME-Collins, MT-Daines, NC-Tillis.

thread: Bills Killed by Senate GOP…
🔴 BIPARTISAN Bills PASSED by the House but KILLED by Senate #Republicans:

Climate Action Act
Raise Minimum Wage
Violence vs Women Act
Corporate Transparent Act
Enhanced Background Checks
Gold Star Family Relief Act
Save the Internet Act
Equality Act
🔴 BIPARTISAN Bills PASSED by the House but KILLED by Senate #Republicans #2

Paycheck Fairness Act
Protect Preexisting Conditions Act
Lower Prescription Drugs Act
Ban Offshore Drilling Act
Invest in Maine Street Act
Lower Prescription Drugs Act #2
#STEM education
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#Republican Senators are blocking reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act at the request of the #NRA. Without funds, shelters for women/kids close. #VAWA includes resources to fight crisis of Missing & Murdered #Indigenous Women & Girls. 🔵 Flip the Senate #blue. #MMIW
#Republican Senators are blocking reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act at the #NRA's request.

🔵 Flip the Senate. #VoteBlue…
Officials & organizations fighting the crisis of Missing & Murdered #Indigenous Women & Girls aren't getting needed resources because #Republican Senators are blocking reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

🔵 Flip the Senate. #VoteBlue #VAWA #MMIW #MMIWG #native
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I am linking websites that can help u educate yourself and that explain how u can help!
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Some context for our panel on Native Voting at @Netroots_Nation:

Demographically, there are 5.2 million Native Americans from the 2010 census. There are over 700 tribes in this country, 573+ federally recognized , over 200 state recognized tribes. #NN20
Tribal nations in aggregate are the 13th largest employer in the nation and we manage approximately 56 million acres of land held in trust by the U.S. Government. #NN20
Over the year there have been two Native American Presidential Forums where we brought together tribal leaders, citizens, political candidates to talk about issues of importance in Indian Communities, such as #MMIW , #ClimateChange, Media Representation.…
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The reference to sausage isn't lost on me. We had a serial killer named Robert Pickton in Canada who ran a pig farm. Killed 49 women.……
@VRSVirginia @BradEdwards_Esq @ArtisticBlower @jebrittan2 @ohreallytruly @lisapodcasts
The police had many opportunities to investigate but because the women were Indigenous, some in the sex trade, they didn't complete proper investigations.…
The public outcry began for Missing and Murdered women & massive systemic cover-ups by Police. The public inquiry resulted in 231 individual Calls for Justice directed at governments, institutions, social service providers, industries and all Canadians.
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Let me tell you a few things about my wife's efforts for #MMIW Mr. @MotivatedNot ...

For five years - without missing one single day - she manually tweets about #MMIW, holidays, days she is sick, and more.

She has never asked for attention for herself. (continued)
I've watched her wake up at times, frantic that she has missed a day, and tells me "I want to remember these women, because the families never can forget."

My wife is also agoraphobic, and has anxiety so she does everything she possibly can.

Media asks to interview her. (cont.)
But when the media asks for her to speak ... My amazing wife @DelSchilling refers media to speak to the families that have missing daughters, wives, and more.

So think before you tweet, you have no idea who you are talking to.

Blessings and love to the families suffering. #MMIW
Read 4 tweets… @CBCNews @CBCIndigenous I can go and pick out something you have done to #EasternMetis people from every category in the journalistic standards you are supposed to follow.
One day I wouldn't be surprised to see a class action lawsuit coming your way for everything you have done politically to sway public perception of Metis people only being MNC Metis. Not one word about the Daniels decision, especially when you calling out people online.
CBC and journalists have a duty of care to be fair, impartial, investigate fairly etc .. I don't think Colleen Gray received that. I don't think many people see that. The liberals have turned CBC into quite the propaganda machine that works with their politics. #EasternMetis may
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“Our people, we know what it’s like to be snatched and grabbed. We see our women disappear and become hashtags, #MMIW.”

Gabriel Black Elk speaks in #Minneapolis on behalf of #NativeLivesMatter re: what the #UnitedStates fed govt has perpetrated over the centuries.
“Politicians on both sides of the aisle will not protect working-class people & protesters here in this country so it’s gonna be US: #WorkingClass ppl standing shoulder-to-shoulder when fed troops come.”

We’re covering a rally in #Minneapolis in solidarity w #PortlandProtests.
Legal observer speaks about CBP officers as people who don’t qualify to be regular #police and who specifically seek employment as border patrol officers because they enjoy the lawlessness of it.

“The only thing these cowards understand is the power of the people.”
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THREAD: As the Statues Fall: A Conversation about Monuments and the Power of Memory

Featuring: @lavaughnbelle, @silverjackson, Dell Upton, and Tsione Wolde-Michael
Moderated by: @tichecain
Sponsored by: @SAPIENS_org, @SbaArch, @CIAMS_Cornell
Livetweeting by: @lauraheathstout
Moderator @tichecain says we'll be starting soon.
There are almost 1000 people from around the world on the call!
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An 18 year old Salvi boy, #AndresGuardado who was helping an LA autobody shop with security issues in the Gardena District of LA was murdered by police on June 18th. They allege that he had a gun and ran away from them when they “approached” him.
His heartbroken family has said, “We didn’t know him to keep guns—he worked two jobs and was a good kid. We’re all dead inside.”
The auto shop owner whom Andres was helping for months said he never carried a gun was obviously scared when police drew their weapons on him. When asked about the decision by police to shoot Andres, he said, “There’s no reason.”
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