Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island
Exhibit on display until Sept. 27,2019
at Lake Region Arts Council, Main Gallery
Bring Her Home is a project organized by All My Relations Gallery, an initiative of Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI), in partnership with the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, and American Indian Community Housing Organization.
Featuring original work by 20 Indigenous artists from across the United States and many tribal nations, Bring Her Home highlights the ongoing epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women. In light of the local movement to stop sexual exploitation and the international #MMIW awareness campaign, Bring Her Home shares visual stories of the impacted women through paintings, digital work, sculpture, and photography.
Featured artists include Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Molly Murphy Adams, Karen Goulet, Angela Babby, Wade Patton, Leah Yellowbird, and more.
“Native women already face appallingly high levels of violence. Eight-four percent of Indigenous women experience violence in their lifetime, and in some tribal communities Native women are murdered at 10 times the national average. Murder is the third leading cause of death of Native women ages 10 to 24.”
-Source: Huffington Post, 06/21/2019 06:00 am ET Updated Jun 21, 2019, Feds Show Up Unprepared For Hearing On Murdered And Missing Native Women, By Jennifer Bendery
Lake Region Arts Council is honored to be the only gallery in our region to host this exhibit. “Bring Her Home” is a powerful way for the arts to bring awareness to this important social issue. We hope you will stop by and see the exhibit, M-F, 9-4 pm, and join us at the reception, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 5-6:30 pm, 137 S. Mill St. Fergus Falls, MN.