This Native Teen’s Mission to Help Missing Indigenous Women

This Native Teen’s Mission to Help Missing Indigenous Women

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown February 13th, 2018 Last Updated on: February 13th, 2018

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.

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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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