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Yakama Elder Breaks Silence on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Emily Washines

Tags #MMIW, Congress, Elders, Events, Yakama Nation, Yakama War

Yakama Elder Breaks Silence on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women are receiving more awareness, more data collection, more mainstream media coverage and some state and federal elected officials calling for solutions to address this issue.      

There are elders we look to for their good words and lessons. A Yakama elder breaks her silence on a 1850s historical account and her own personal story of facing predatory behavior.

Phyllis LittleBull is 78-years-old.


Powerful Alliances Grow with Women Are Sacred Efforts

Powerful Alliances Grow with Women Are Sacred Efforts

How do we support Native women? There are people in different places and positions doing a lot of work.

Sometimes, it's community organizers marching, handing out t-shirts. Sometimes, it's professionals advocating for Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization, which expires at the end of next month, September 30, 2018. 

For so many of us, this is a tough subject to visit. Part of the reason, I call this a lifestyle blog is because of the statistics Native Women face. Statistically speaking, it's tough to just live as a Native woman without dehumanization, harassment, and violence. We need support.  


How to Speak with Elders: Native Americans and Resource Management

How to Speak with Elders: Native Americans and Resource Management

Native Americans are gaining more voices in resource management. We are getting more invitations to share that knowledge and see our words shared on social media. At the same time, we see terms like decolonize the data and traditional knowledge, which help support this call for more Native American speakers.  As we receive more speaking and writing opportunities, how do we speak with the elders and the teachings they have shared? In this blog, I'll cover how we can carry forward our teachings in this fast-paced information age to elevate Native American knowledge within Resource Management.   The voice of restoration...


12 Days of Native Language

12 Days of Native Language

For those that aspire to learn and teach an Indigenous language, here is a list for you.

How do we use school and work breaks to support our language goals?  

1. Say Merry Christmas in a Native language

  • ICHISKIIN: Mali K'lismás or  
      • Mali Klismas (without the accent marks)
Here are some other languages courtesy of Native Village
  • CHOCTAWYukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito
  • CREEMitho Makosi Kesikansi

The Silence Within: A Native voice in #MeToo

Emily Washines

Tags #MeToo, Native Filmmaker, Poem, Short Film, The Silence Within

The Silence Within: A Native voice in #MeToo

*Trigger Warning: Sexual Harassment*

How do we add Native voices and talks to the #MeToo movement?

With regard to Natives and tribes, I am sharing a shortened version of my film "The Silence Within: Crevices at Tribes." I made this in August 2017.