In honor Utah’s Day of Remembrance Michelle Brown facilitated a conversation between Representative Angela Romero, and Denae Shanidiin of Ancestral Winds to discuss the initiatives and work done so far for Missing and Missing and Murdered Indigenous People’s. Romero is the co-chair of Utah’s Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Task Force, formed in 2019.
Tune in and learn why it’s difficult to find an Indigenous person once they go missing. Hear from Denae Shanidiin of MMIwhoismissing and Restoring Ancestral Winds, Michelle Brown of the MMIW+Utah campaign of PANDOS, and Representative Angela Romero.
Listen to the full discussion on RadioACTive.
Jurisdictional loopholes, racial miscategorization, and no database for MMIW+ in Utah. Read the full story from KUTV. Pandos Michelle Brown shares her insight and Representative Angela Romero speaks on the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Task Force with state law enforcement.
“The passage of HB 116 is a significant step to confronting this problem, but it is only a part of the overall work being done by groups and individuals on this issue.
Michelle Brown is the Chairperson for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Utah, a group working under the umbrella of PANDOS, a non-profit grassroots activism organization. She describes work that supports families and educates the public about individuals who are missing or who have been murdered. “
Read the entire article for more information and comments from Representative Angela Romero.
“I have the right to live, I have the right to be heard, I have the right to not just fight back, but to try and prevent these issues that affect my people and myself,” Boyce said to a quiet and ruminating audience.