Timesuck with Dan Cummins

321 - Blood on the Reservation: MMIW

Episode Summary

What a doozy of an episode. Are you familiar with the #MMIW crisis? Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women? Did you know that indigenous women living on reservations are murdered at a rate ten times greater than women of other ethnicities? Why. I explore the myriad of reasons in this information heavy and eye-opening episode.

Episode Notes

So much to go over in under three hours! Why are indigenous women on reservations in the US being killed at a rate ten times the national average? Why are indigenous women in Canada being murdered six times as often as other women?  The answer is complex. It goes back to the first Europeans who colonized the New World and the precedents they set for the treatment of native women. And in the US, much of the MMIW crisis is related to the very confusing jurisdictional nightmare of tribal law versus state, county, and federal laws on reservations. It is WAY too complicated and nonsensical to allow any law enforcement agency to solve anything. What a mess! How did we get here? How do we get to a better place? I address all of this as best I can today, on Timesuck. 

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