Friday, April 25, 2008

KFAI’s Indian Uprising for April 27, 2008, #263

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CDT

Tribal Law and Policy Institute. The Institute is a Native American owned and operated non-profit corporation with offices in Alaska, California and Minnesota, organized to design and deliver education, research, Training, and technical assistance programs which promote the enhancement of justice in Indian country and the health, well-being, and culture of Native peoples. –

“Native American and Alaska Native women in the United States suffer disproportionately high levels of rape and sexual violence, yet the federal government has created substantial barriers to accessing justice, Amnesty International (AI) asserted in a 113-page report, Maze of Injustice: The failure to protect Indigenous women from sexual violence in the USA. Justice Department figures indicate that American Indian and Alaska Native women are 2.5 times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted than women in the United States in general." –

Guests, Minnesota staff:

Sarah Deer, J.D. (Muscogee Creek), is a Victim Advocacy Legal Specialist for the Tribal Law & Policy Institute in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She is also an online Instructor of Tribal Legal Studies at UCLA Extension and former Lecturer in Law at UCLA Law School. Sarah is a co-author of two textbooks published by Alta Mira Press: Introduction to Tribal Legal Studies and Tribal Criminal Law and Procedure and co-editor of the forthcoming book, Sharing our Stories of Survival: Native Women Surviving Violence.

Bonnie Clairmont (Ho-Chunk), is a Victim Advocacy Specialist who has been an effective advocate for battered women and other sexual assault victims in the Native American community for the past 15 years. A skilled educator and leader, Bonnie was one of the first Native American women in the country to speak out and organize the Native American community to provide culturally appropriate education and services for victims.

Arlene Downwind-White (Ojibwe), is a Victim Advocacy Program Assistant. She has worked with Mending the Sacred Hoop/Technical Assistance Project as their Administrative Coordinator and Praxis International as their Tribal Liaison to provide technical assistance to tribes and villages throughout the U.S. and Alaska regarding domestic violence, sexual abuse and child abuse. She has volunteered and worked in the Indian community for over 20 years.

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Indian Uprising, a one-hour radio public and cultural affairs program relevant to Native Indigenous people, is broadcast each Sunday at 7:00 p.m. CDT over KFAI 90.3 FM Minneapolis and 106.7 FM St. Paul. The program is produced and hosted by volunteer Chris Spotted Eagle.

For internet listening, visit, click Play under ON AIR NOW or for listening later via the station's archives, click PROGRAMS & SCHEDULE > Indian Uprising > STREAM. Programs are archived only for two weeks.

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