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Opinion: Healthy communities, strong support systems needed to protect our Indigenous women and girls – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 202321 Views

Jan 19, 2023

Is History Repeating when it comes to protecting MMIWG asks Catherine Lafferty.

Up-and-coming Indigenous actress Cara Jade Myers is starring in a new movie – Killers of the Flower Moon. She plays Anna Brown, one of the first Indigenous women who is murdered in a feature film directed by Martin Scorsese. The movie, based on a true story, tells of how the FBI was initially formed in order to solve multiple murders entrenched in hatred, racism and greed against the Osage people in a short period of time that has nearly been forgotten.

Originally written as historical fiction by David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon is something that is still very real in society today – the disappearances and murders of Indigenous women at the hands of men.

Myers, who never thought of herself to be the best spokesperson on the subject, says she still knows it’s important to shine a light on the dark past that is depicted in the film. “It’s such a hidden fact of history. This legit happened. This is a true story and people just don’t know about it,” she says.

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