Suquamish Water Protector Speaks out for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women at Golden Globe Awards
Calina Lawrence begins by introducing herself in Suquamish. Calina speaks out for missing and murdered Indigenous women, and said she stands in solidarity with the Times Up Movement, exposing sexual harassment.
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Shailene Woodley is one of the eight actresses joined by a female activist at the Golden Globes tonight, and she is joined by Calina Lawrence, an indigenous activist from Washington state, a member of the Suquamish Tribe, and a musician. The women originally met while protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock, and on the red carpet, Lawrence discussed the intersection of #TimesUp with other social movements:
"It's an honor to stand as a representative for missing and murdered indigenous women in solidarity with the women who are empowering the #TimesUp movement and beyond."
Referring to herself as an art-ivist on her website, Lawrence uses her music to address violence against women, police brutality, mass incarceration, media misrepresentation of Native Americans, among other issues. She has traveled across the Pacific Northwest and Northern California to educate, perform, and protest. She is an advocate for Native Treaty Rights and the Mni Wiconi movement (which means “water is life”).