Tag Archives: Indigenous Issues

The Feministing Five: Jessica Yee

TweetJessica Yee is the Founder and Executive Director of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, a North America-wide organization devoted to reproductive justice, sexual health and youth empowerment. It’s for youth, by youth – its oldest employee is twenty-five and its youngest is fourteen. Half of America’s indigenous population is under twenty-five, and Native Americans [...]
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Peruvian Organization Threatened with Violence After Protesting Racist TV Show

Tweet In Peru, a debate is raging over whether the two disturbingly racist television characters pictured above should be banned from television. I think it’s time that those who defend the racism and sexism of these characters be forced to do so on the international stage. As pictured above, the characters “El Negro Mama” and [...]
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Native Women in Alaska Are Twice as Likely to Experience Sexual Assault.

TweetThis is a fairly grim statistic found by the Urban Indian Health Initiative in a study released this week titled Reproductive Health of Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Women (pdf). From the report introduction by Sarah Deer (Muscogee Creek) Assistant Professor, Advocates for Native women may not be surprised by many of these findings, [...]
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