Example: In Queer Indigenous Studies, Finley writes “Native women are necessary for the imaginary origin story of the U.S.” (p. 36). The continued sexualization of Native women has led to a crisis of epidemic proportions wherein Native women in the US and Canada are going missing and murdered at extremely high rates. I believe the necessary steps are for the US and Canadian governments to work directly with Tribal nations, Tribal NGOs, and women centric NGOs to implement policies that help Native women and tribal/urban Native communities eradicate this horrific phenomenon.
Driskill, Qwo-Li. Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics, and Literature. University of Arizona Press, 2011.
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