September 21, 2016

Reproductive Rights Matter for Indigenous Women

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“My identity and experiences as an indigenous woman and mother inform my perspectives on how strong the connection between our traditions and our environment really is.” — Rachael Lorenzo

The whole world is watching while the Standing Rocky Protectors of North Dakota continue to hold their ground as winter approaches the Great Plains. The urgent need to protect and respect the inherent rights of indigenous peoples not only includes the sovereignty of sacred lands, but also the autonomy and sovereignty of Native women’s reproductive health. Young Women United Policy Associate, Rachael Lorenzo writes about reproductive issues through her own experience as an indigenous and Xicana woman for Rewire News.

At Standing Rock, Environmental Justice Is Reproductive Justice

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