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Blackfeet Nation to host first-ever Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women Tribunal in the U.S.


Blackfeet Nation to host first-ever Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women tribunal in the U.S.
Posted on September 26, 2019
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MMIW tribunal to be held at the Blackfeet Community College in Browning, Montana the weekend of October 4-5


Blackfeet Nation

The Blackfeet Nation will host the first-ever Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) tribunal in the US over the weekend of October 4 and 5 at the Blackfeet Community College in Browning, Montana. The two-day Blackfeet MMIW Tribunal will record public testimony from MMIW survivors and victims’ families, as well as providing private sessions for witnesses who may be hesitant to share their accounts in a public forum.

“We welcome witnesses from the Four Directions to attend and share their experiences. This is not just a Blackfeet or Montana tribes’ tragedy, it is an Indian Country tragedy, and a national and international disgrace. This is a multi-generational epidemic the federal government has done nothing to address – even less than the Canadian government – which was found to be complicit in ‘deliberate race, identity and gender-based genocide’ by its own National Inquiry into MMIW,” said Chairman Tim Davis of the Blackfeet Nation.