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A Look Inside the Documentary 'Bring Her Home'

A virtual panel and discussion about the murdered and missing Indigenous women crisis in the United States.

By Leya Hale

The United States is facing a human rights crisis known as the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women epidemic. Out of the 5,712 missing and murdered Indigenous women counted in 2016, only 116 were logged in a Department of Justice database.

Bring Her Home, the feature documentary directed by Leya Hale (Dakota/Diné) and produced by Sergio Rapu (Rapanui) follows three Indigenous women — an artist, an activist and a politician — as they work to vindicate and honor their relatives who are victims in the growing epidemic. As they face the lasting effects of historical trauma, each woman searches for healing while navigating the oppressive systems that brought about this very crisis.

Join us for a replay of the virtual discussion that took place on March 15, 2022 in anticipation of the national PBS broadcast of the film. This event brought together participants in the film to talk about ways in which they are addressing the epidemic from their vantage point. Panelists included Angela Two Stars, Mysti Babineau and Representative Ruth Buffalo (ND), accompanied by Senator Mary Kunesh (MN). Marisa Miakonda Cummings, President and CEO of the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center, moderated the panel.

Bring Her Home is currently available to watch via PBS Passport. Click here for more.

This virtual panel replay is presented online by Racism Unveiled, TPT's digital storytelling project funded by grants from the Otto Bremer Trust, HealthPartners and the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation.

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