Our readings for today address what Andrea Smith terms “sexual violence as a tool of genocide” in the United States. Consider the following PBS NewsHour report (5:46 minutes) featuring an interview with Abigail Echo-Hawk, Director of the Urban Indian Health Institute. According to Echo-Hawk, what factors contribute to the high incidence of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in the United States? How have centuries of settler colonialism contributed to the plight of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls, to the detriment of their families and communities?
- Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Hearings
- Week 8 Day 1 Discussion Question 3