Online Symposium: Confronting Violence Against Indigenous Women and Peoples

Saturday 6 February 2021, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm GMT, online (USA)


The settler-colonial origins of the United States of America began with the genocide of Indigenous peoples. These beginnings, unfortunately, have persisted today in many forms. Indigenous peoples of all walks of life are affected by increased rates of violence compared to others. A 2016 federal report concluded over 80% of Native women will experience some form of violent crime in their lives, and over 56% will experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetimes. A 2010 survey concluded nearly 1 in 3 LGBT Natives reported experiencing hate violence.

The virtual symposium will feature research and papers discussing the various forms of violence Indigenous people face and countermeasures that may be taken to protect Indigenous people from said violence. On July 2, 2020, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul announced the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force’s launch to help reduce the violence and trafficking perpetrated on Indigenous women in Wisconsin. The symposium seeks to contribute to this action and other actions taken within the community. The virtual event hopes to aid more voices and perspectives on the need to protect all Indigenous peoples through meaningful action.

The symposium will be held on Zoom Webinar. Attendee Zoom information will be emailed to registered attendees at a later date; please register in order to receive the Zoom information.

The agenda will be posted once finalized.

Wisconsin State Bar Ass’n CLE approval pending.

Please email the Symposium Editor at if you have any questions.


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