The Office of Inclusion and Human Dignity and the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching invite you to join your colleagues and the local community in a screening of the newest documentary film by Director Leya Hale, Bring Her Home. This documentary film follows three Indigenous women — an artist, an activist and a politician — as they work to vindicate and honor their relatives who are victims in the growing epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Following the screening will be a discussion with Director/Producer Leya Hale and other film participants. The documentary trailer is embedded below.

Please register for the screening by using the links below. There will be a dedicated screening on both campuses.These events are open to all Saint Mary’s Students, Faculty and Staff.

Click here to register for the Twin Cities Screening

Click here to register for the Winona Screening


Full Press Release:

“Bring Her Home” tells the story of three Indigenous women fighting to vindicate and honor their missing and murdered relatives. An activist, an artist and a politician each strive to find healing and hope for themselves and for their Native community. Co-produced with Vision Maker Media, an organization dedicated to empowering and engaging Native people to share stories, “Bring Her Home” will be broadcasted locally on TPT and nationally on PBS stations, and the film will be available for streaming on tpt.org starting March 21, 2022.

“Bring Her Home” explores a little-discussed human rights issue by following the stories of three Native women as they seek justice and honor for their murdered and missing relatives. Artist Angela Two Stars, activist Mysti Babineau and Representative Ruth Buffalo have all experienced and coped with the enduring trauma of colonization in their Indigenous communities. Within the framework of marching at the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Rally and March, an annual community event honoring missing Native women, the film tells the stories of how these women have brought attention to the crisis while also providing encouragement to their communities.

“Native women make up less than 1% of the U.S. population, yet face murder rates that are more than 10 times the national average,” said Director and Producer Leya Hale of the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota and Diné Nations. “I’ve made it my obligation to not only highlight the challenges my people face, but to offer stories of resilience, healing, and hope to empower Indigenous communities near and far. It is my hope that this film will drive public awareness that will serve as a catalyst for conversation, cultural reclamation and ultimately, systemic change.”

Read more on the documentary film and the women who lived it by going to https://www.tpt.org/bring-her-home/

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