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Segment: Mary Kathryn Nagle

Mary Kathryn nagle

September 13, 2019 – Playwright and attorney Mary Kathryn Nagle’s latest work reflects on the constant battle Native nations have faced to be able to enforce their own laws on their own land, regardless of the tribal or citizenship status of the person accused of breaking them. The Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe recently hosted a stage reading of “Sovereignty,” which has gained attention for its dual-timeline exploration of the Cherokee Nation’s case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Correspondent Antonia Gonzales spoke with Nagle at the New Mexico PBS studios.

For Further Reading:
Fighting for Native Americans, in Court and OnstageNew York Times

Raising Awareness about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in New Mexico

Raising Awareness about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in New Mexico

July 26, 2019 – Family members and advocates of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIW) are striving to keep the issue in the public and before policy makers.  A lack of data is a major challenge in addressing the issue, but recent research has shown New Mexico has the highest number of MMIW cases in the country. Advocates are working on various levels to address the issue in New Mexico.

Christina Castro, Three Sisters Collective
Cheyenne Antonio, Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women

For Further Reading/Listening:

Briefing Paper on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, UNM Native American Budget and Policy Study 

Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Infographic, UNM Native American Budget and Policy Study

Women Gather at Roundhouse to Honor Murdered, Missing; Demand Action, Navajo Times

Missing, Murdered, But Not Forgotten, Santa Fe New Mexican

Resources for Crime Victims, Native America Calling (5/8/2019)