MTV Highlighting Native Lives

“MTV released a second episode of “Rebel Music: Native America” on Thursday, narrowing in on the Native Lives Matter movement as well as the campaign to raise awareness of the thousands of missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada.” S. Moya-Smith ICTMN

Hip-hop artist Frank Waln, Lakota, is one of several Native American musicians featured in MTV's Rebel Music video. Photo- MTV.com

Hip-hop artist Frank Waln, Lakota, is one of several Native American musicians featured in MTV’s Rebel Music video. Photo- MTV.com

Excerpt: MTV Releases New Episode of ‘Rebel Music: Native America,’  ICTMN

“Creator Nusrat Durrani referred to the episode as the true, awe-inspiring story of Frank Waln, Inez Jasper, Mike Cliff, Nataani Means and other indigenous youth. He added that the 30-minute-long show demonstrates how Native Americans today are throwing off the shackles of the past and fighting to reinvent their future.”

Excerpt: ‘Sing Our Rivers Red’ Brings Awareness of Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women in U.S. by Chelsey Luger

Women march together in North Dakota, to raise awareness of the missing and murdered indigenous women in the United States. Photo courtesy Tanaya Winder

Women march together in North Dakota, to raise awareness of the missing and murdered indigenous women in the United States. Photo courtesy Tanaya Winder

“By now, you may have seen the hashtag #MMIW. It stands for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. The number of North American Indigenous women who have gone missing or have been murdered in the past decade is approaching several thousand. It’s alarming, to say the least, and nothing short of an urgent matter. The problem is real, and it deserves more attention.”

“Around the world, young musicians, activists and others are risking their lives to demand change and battle oppression and injustice… the acclaimed documentary series, “Rebel Music,” illuminates and amplifies the untold stories of these fearless artists.” ~Rebel Music~

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