NowThis recently interviewed 16-year-old Amaia Marcos (Oglala Lakota) at the 2018 Women’s March, where she was raising awareness of violence against indigenous women.
“We’re taken advantage of all the time and we’re done. We’re sick of it,” Marcos stated. “Our Auntie went missing a while ago and so we haven’t found her or heard from her. Almost 6,000 indigenous women in the U.S. were murdered or went missing as of 2016. And four out of five native women encounter violence in their lifetime.”
Props to this young lady and everyone else that is putting a spotlight on this issue.TAGGED: Lakota missing mmiw