December   14   took   place   such   a   fabulous presentation   from   Ivy   MacDonald   and   her brother    Ivan    as    part    of    Native    American Race   Relations   and   Healing   Lecture   Series in   Billings   Public   Library.   Ivy   and   Ivan   have made    a    documentary    called    "When    They Were    Here,"    which    explores    the    growing problem       of       missing       and       murdered indigenous   women.   The   stories   were   told   by the   relatives   of   the   missing   and   murdered women.   For   the   brother   and   sister,   the   topic is   quite   close,   because   their   family   also   has a   tragic   story   of   the   disappearance   of   a   little girl   in   the   eighties.   By   the   way,   in   so   many places where they used to be, there were always people who told that their relative was kidnapped and killed. The    film    opens    up    new    facets    of    documentary    cinema,    when    stories    are    told    directly    to    the    viewer,    without    pathos    or detachment.   The   film   is   short   but   completely   reveals   the   theme.   Very   impressive   is   the   final   story   about   a   woman   who   creates unique   outfits   in   memory   of   the   killed   women.   The   symbol   that   these   women   continue   to   live   in   our   memory   and   fight   for   the next   generations   of   indigenous American   women.   The   film   also   makes   you   think   about   a   lot   of   questions   and   problems,   which unfortunately   are   not   often   raised   in   the   press.   What   is   the   actual   number   of   missing   and   killed   indigenous American   women   in the last ten / twenty years? Why     are     their     disappearances     and     murders usually   not   being   investigated   qualitatively   by   the police?   Why   is   it   often   hushed   up   that   the   victim was   a   Native   American?   It   seems   to   us   that   we live   in   a   progressive   society,   but   now   in   Montana there   are   a   lot   of   racists   ready   to   kill   because   of   a different    skin    color.    Similar    films,    as    well    as    a series    of    lectures    that    help    to    understand    the culture   and   problem   of   Native   Americans   -   is   a vital    important    initiative    in    Billings.    Thanks    to Russell Rowland for organizing and hosting the event. Also   December   8   in   Billings   First   Churh   took   place   RoundDance   The   Night Away for awareness for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women. Native    American    Race    Relations    and    Healing    Lecture    Series    to    promote dialogue   about   the   history,   effects,   problems,   and   solutions   to   race   issues between Native Americans and settlers in Billings, MT.
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December   14   took   place   such   a fabulous    presentation    from    Ivy MacDonald     and     her     brother Ivan   as   part   of   Native   American Race     Relations     and     Healing Lecture   Series   in   Billings   Public Library.   Ivy   and   Ivan   have   made a    documentary    called    "When They       Were       Here,"       which explores   the   growing   problem   of missing          and          murdered indigenous     women.     The     stories were    told    by    the    relatives    of    the missing   and   murdered   women.   For the   brother   and   sister,   the   topic   is quite    close,    because    their    family also     has     a     tragic     story     of     the disappearance   of   a   little   girl   in   the eighties.    By    the    way,    in    so    many places   where   they   used   to   be,   there were         always people   who   told that              their relative         was kidnapped     and killed. The    film    opens up    new    facets of    documentary cinema,      when stories    are    told directly     to     the viewer,     without pathos             or   The   film   is   short   but   completely   reveals   the   theme.   Very   impressive is   the   final   story   about   a   woman   who   creates   unique   outfits   in memory    of    the    killed    women.    The    symbol    that    these    women continue   to   live   in   our   memory   and   fight   for   the   next   generations   of indigenous American   women.   The   film   also   makes   you   think   about a   lot   of   questions   and   problems,   which   unfortunately   are   not   often raised   in   the   press.   What   is   the   actual   number   of   missing   and   killed indigenous American women in the last ten / twenty years? Why    are    their    disappearances    and    murders    usually    not    being investigated   qualitatively   by   the   police?   Why   is   it   often   hushed   up that   the   victim   was   a   Native   American?   It   seems   to   us   that   we   live in   a   progressive   society,   but   now   in   Montana   there   are   a   lot   of racists     ready     to     kill because   of   a   different skin       color.       Similar films,     as     well     as     a series   of   lectures   that help   to   understand   the culture   and   problem   of Native   Americans   -   is a        vital        important initiative      in      Billings. Thanks      to      Russell Rowland                    for organizing               and hosting the event. Also   December   8   in   Billings   First   Churh   took   place   RoundDance The     Night    Away     for     awareness     for     Murdered     and     Missing Indigenous Women. Native   American   Race   Relations   and   Healing   Lecture   Series   to promote     dialogue     about     the     history,     effects,     problems,     and solutions   to   race   issues   between   Native   Americans   and   settlers   in Billings, MT.
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  When they were here: the film the growing problem of missing and murdered indigenous women