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Our Bodies Are the Front Lines: Responding to Land-Based Gender Violence


March 25, 2020

This article is the third in a series of articles published by NPQ, in partnership with the First Nations Development Institute (First Nations), that lift up Native American voices to highlight issues concerning environmental justice in Indian Country and identify ways that philanthropy might more effectively support this work.

When a South Dakota court gave a green light to the Keystone XL pipeline last January, it also opened the door to further abuse, rape, trafficking, disappearances, and murdering of American Indian women. Often philanthropy likes to create defined categories such as "environmental justice" or "gender justice." But the real world of American Indians is not so neatly arranged.


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