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UW-Stevens Point to host panel on justice for Indigenous women

April 6, 2022
Logo - a red handprint to signify Indigenous women
A free panel discussion on protecting the rights of Native American women will be held Tuesday, April 12, at UW-Stevens Point.

Native American women are murdered at a rate 10 times the national average. Learn about the work underway to protect and fight for the rights of these women at a free panel discussion at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Tuesday, April 12.

“Indigenous Women Pursuing Safety and Justice: A Conversation with Advocates” will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. in room 101 Collins Classroom Center, 1801 Fourth Ave., or watch via livestream at

Panelists will include:

  • Skye Alloway – member the Forest County Potawatomi
    Forest County Potawatomi Language and Culture and co-chair of the Governor’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force
  • Justine Rufus, member of the Bad River Ojibwe
    Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault and co-chair of the Governor’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force
  • Myah Decorah – member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin
    Organizer of Justice for Kozee
  • Jeneile Luebke – member of the Bad River Ojibwe
    Post-doctoral research fellow at UW-Madison

The event will also feature the artwork of UW-Stevens Point alumna Kaya Gravitter, a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians, and an invocation by Dennis Kenote, a member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and the Menominee Language and Culture Commission.

The panel is sponsored by the UW-Stevens Point’s Native American Center, American Indians Reaching for Opportunities student organization, the School of Health Science and Wellness and the School of Humanities and Global Studies.