Slug Magazine Highlights Pandos O.U.R’s

Camp Last Hope organized by Pandos leaders Dave John and Carl Moore reported by Audrey Lockie.

“…O.U.R’s (Our Unsheltered Relatives) is not just about feeding people—it’s also being there for people, acknowledging them [and] letting them voice whatever they have to voice.”
Around one year ago, O.U.R’s blossomed from a different catalyst. Moore and fellow Pandos Co-founder Dave John had helped set up and maintain Camp Last Hope, a westside campsite that hosted over 200 unsheltered residents until the city shut the camp down in February of 2021. Specifically, Moore and John would serve food at the camp on weekends and rejected the push to cease their services…”

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PBS Utah Insight Video Into MMIW+

PBS Utah Insight Video Into MMIW+

Utah Insight reports on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women epidemic in Utah. Michelle Brown, Angela Romero, and Denae Shanidiin round table and discuss how data could be improved and what needs to change to keep Utah’s Native women safe.

Watch the episode on PBS Utah Season 3 Episode 4 | 27 minutes

Dr. Hailey Haffey, PhD in the Surge Symposium for Underserved, Rural, & Global Health Education

Surge is an event elevating diverse speaker voices from rural and tribal communities along with experts in global and rural medical education in the Intermountain West. The narrative-oriented theme focuses on clinical care with arts-based strategies in medical education.

Listen for the Story: Using Narrative to Enhance Clinical Care in Underserved, Rural, and Global Health

3rd Annual Interprofessional Symposium


May 5th, 2021 MMIW+ Utah Day of Remembrance

May 5th, 2021 MMIW+ Utah Day of Remembrance

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.

Read more about our event reported by the DailyUtahn, Spectrum, and Utah Tar Sands Resistance.

KRCL RadioACTive Discussion MMIW+ Activists

KRCL RadioACTive Discussion MMIW+ Activists

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. 

KUTV 2News Investigation MMIW+ Utah

KUTV 2News Investigation MMIW+ Utah

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.

Camp Last Hope

Dave John, treasurer of PANDOS and weekend chef at Camp Last Hope, connected the inception of Camp Last Hope to the closing of the Road Home in 2019. 

“I hope the city [and] the state kind of look at the problem we have which they caused,” John said. “I remember delivering to the Road Home, and even though there were still people out there, at least they still had like 450 beds. But when they closed that down, it just made a big problem.”

Read the full article reported By Anthony Giorgio

At Camp Last Hope, community protects unsheltered people

January 2020 Womxn’s March Pandos and MMIW Join Collaboration

Black Lives Matter, Advocates for Criminal Justice Reform in Utah, Restoring Ancestral Winds, and other organizations marched to the Salt Lake Capital to raise awareness for MMIW. 

“Yolanda Fransisco-Nez from Restoring Ancestral Winds began with a prayer, filling the atmosphere with spiritual cadence. The first speaker was MMIW’s Michelle Brown who gave a passionate speech spotlighting violence against indigenous women, a group that is killed at 10 times the national average. Shedding light on the unfair treatment of these cases and the inconsistencies in Utah’s laws, she ends her speech by asking those with women in their lives: “Listen to her, protect her, respect her. She is our future.” Following her was the Women’s Issues Director of the Utah Prisoner Advocate NetworkBrittnee Webb, who spoke about a group she calls “The Forgotten.” These mothers, sisters and daughters are the incarcerated women in Utah’s prisons and jails. She shared harrowing stories of the treatment of these women, and urged the crowd to vote for leaders who will make changes for this group that is so often left out of the women’s rights conversation.”

Read more about the march in Slug magazine.