Indigenous Women Rise:
Standing United with (Im)migrant Communities
Increased fear is plaguing the nation's (im)migrant communities as they brace for the possibility of federal agents making arrests under President Donald Trump's Immigration Executive Order. This order targets undocumented foreign nationals in the U.S. In February, more than 680 persons around the country were detained in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids. These raids are designed to send a message, cause wide-spread panic among (im)migrant communities, and divide families. The aftermath of these raids has created high levels of anxiety in many of our communities, especially among children.
Suzanne Wenonah Duchesne Communications Chairperson of NJNAMC
“This meeting means so much to us because we have no recognized tribes, either at a federal level or a state level. We are very invisible. Even perhaps more so than what you might think for Native people in general. And yet we carry on the best way we can in our own unique way. But to have a meeting like this with so many people coming to us from so many places makes my heart swell with pride.”