Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Facebook’s Violence Against Indigenous Women Problem

March 2020 Bar Bulletin

By Gabriel S. Galanda

Our legal processes do not protect victims from cyber bullying or sexual harassment on Facebook, or deter the physical stalking or violence that stems from online attacks. Especially when it comes to Indigenous women.

Last month, High Country News published a feature story by local writer Jane Hu titled, “One woman took a stand against tribal disenrollment and paid for it.” The article chronicles how a few tribal politicians and their surrogates persecuted Carmen Tageant, an Indigenous woman who belongs to the Nooksack Tribe and served on its Tribal Council, because she denounced their efforts to exile over 300 other Nooksack Indians from...

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