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About the Film: Sisters Rising

Human Trafficking and Migration Initiative’s 2020 Virtual Summit

All Day
Courtney Hillebrecht,
Sisters Rising is the story of six Native American women reclaiming personal and tribal sovereignty in the face of ongoing sexual violence against Indigenous women in the United States. Dawn was in the Army, now she’s a tribal cop in the midst of the North Dakota oil boom. Sarah is an attorney working to overturn restrictions on tribal sovereignty. Patty teaches Indigenous women’s self-defense. Loreline & Lisa are grassroots advocates supporting fellow survivors. Chalsey is creating the first anti-sex tracking code introduced to a tribal court. One in three Native women report having been raped during their lifetime. Eighty-six (86) percent of offenses are perpetrated by non-Native men. Sisters Rising is an urgent call to action, a gorgeous portrait of powerful women acting in solidarity, and a demand for tribal sovereignty and self-determination as the necessary step towards ending violence against Indigenous women.

Movie showing followed by talkback.

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This event originated in Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs.