Wind River Reminds Moviegoers: Native Women Matter

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (ANS—September 10, 2017)

I remember how heart-broken I was in May 2016 when 11-year old Ashlynne Mike was found murdered and violated on the Navajo Reservation. That morning I had awakend to an Amber Alert. I then followed the story of Ashlynne’s abduction throughout the day until her body was found near Shiprock, New Mexico. Later, I took part in a vigil at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, celebrating her life and coming to terms with the reality of assault on Native American women around the country.1

To say the least, the state of New Mexico was shocked and rocked...