Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women
As part of our SAAM Webinar Series: Intersectional Conversations, we will be discussing unique issues affecting sexual assault survivors with a panel of community partners.
Learn about the current state of Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) and the efforts being made to bring attention to and stop the violence against indigenous populations, with particular focus on the Inland Empire.
Speaker Natalie from MMIWUSA will be teaching us about Missing and Murdered Indigenous People, the problems that contribute to it, and how it can be fixed on a community scale level. She has four years experience participating in and organizing searches for missing indigenous people, six years experience with data analytics on the MMIP issue, and six years experience documenting contributing factors to cases and common experiences for families in these cases through interviews with family.
Thursday, Apr 13, 2023
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Hosted by Partners Against Violence via Zoom Webinar
We are hosting a panel of community partners to discuss this important issue. Meet them below.
Natalie Bullion became Executive Director of MMIWUSA after the passing of its founder and former Executive Director, Deborah Maytubee Shipman, who founded MMIWUSA in 2016. She became involved as a volunteer in 2017, shortly after its founding, and stayed with the project consistently, helping to build it to the non-profit that it is now. As Executive Director, Natalie helps to maintain the upper level operations of MMIWUSA, as well as overseeing teams and occasionally working hands on with families to ensure that their loved ones make it home safely.
Julie Andrews, LCSW
Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health Inc, Native American Resource Center
Ms. Julie Andrews is an enrolled member of the Sicangu Band of the Lakota Nation/Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Ms. Andrews works as an LCSW with Riverside San Bernardino County Indian Health Services Inc. in their Behavioral Health Services Department/Native American Resource Center since 2005. Ms. Andrews is certified as a domestic violence advocate since 2004. Ms. Andrews began her domestic violence advocacy on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in Lake Andes, South Dakota at their Native American Women's Health and Education Resource Center and Domestic Violence Shelter in 2004.
Ms. Andrews continues her advocacy for women and their families through her work as chair of the domestic violence sub-committee of the Riverside County Tribal Alliance and by providing cultural competency and trauma informed care trainings for 40 hour domestic violence certification for Riverside and San Bernardino County domestic violence programs. Ms. Andrews work includes collaborating with local domestic violence services providers and victims of crime organizations at local, state and national level. Ms. Andrews has also participated in the development of a Tribal Trauma Informed Care curriculum for Southern California area with Strong Hearted Native Women’s Coalition and sits on the Advisory council for Cahuilla Consortium.
Cesar has been the Outreach Prevention and Education Coordinator for Cahuilla Consortium Victim Advocacy Program for nearly two years. He holds a Master’s degree in Post-Secondary Administration and Student Affairs from the University of Southern California. Cesar hopes to expand upon programming and outreach efforts to help end cycles of abuse. With a passion for working in diverse communities, he enjoys being able to increase awareness and prevention around societally taboo topics.