On April 20, the Puyallup Tribe’s Children of the River Child Advocacy partnered with Rebuilding Hope! Sexual Assault Center for Pierce County Program for an online screening of “Sisters Rising.”
The virtual event and fundraiser included a Puyallup Tribe land acknowledgement, a panel discussion featuring Carolyn DeFord and Laura Bluehorse-Swift. April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Native American women are 2.5 times more likely to experience sexual assault than all other American women.
“Sisters Rising” is an hour-long documentary that follows six Native women who are fighting to restore tribal sovereignty and self-determination as the crucial step toward end ongoing colonial violence against indigenous women in the United States.