Exhibition at Downtown Fargo Public Library, 102 Third Street North
In light of both local movements working to create awareness and to stop sexual exploitation of indigenous women and the international #MMIW (“Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women”) awareness campaign, Bring Her Home: The Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island highlights the ongoing epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women.
Rather than reduce the impacted women to a statistic, Bring Her Home shares their visual stories and challenges us to honor the life of each indigenous woman as we would a sister, a wife, a mother, a best friend, a cousin, or a daughter.
Angela Two Stars, curator of the exhibition, brings together original works from 19 visual artists to reclaim the identities of missing and murdered indigenous women. These artists are from across the United States and many tribal nations, including new works from Shan Goshorn, Luzene Hill, Kayeri Akweks, Hillary Kempenich, Chholing Taha, Cara Romero, Laura Youngbird and more.
Please be aware this exhibition addresses themes of kidnapping, human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and murder. As such, it has the potential to trigger trauma in both our artists and audiences.
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