“We are honored to host this incredible play at Yale Law School and welcome some of Indian Country’s strongest Native women leaders to campus,” said Katie Jones, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and chair of the Native American Law Students Association.“’Sliver of a Full Moon’ demonstrates with heartbreaking clarity how the U. legal system has subjected Native women and communities to unspeakable violence.
The enactment of VAWA 2013 is critical for American Indian and Alaska Native women.
And, for the first time ever, Sliver of a Full Moon will feature the stories of women survivors and advocates from Alaska, including Lenora (Lynn) Hootch, Joann Horn, Priscilla Kameroff, Shirley Moses, Nettie Warbelow, and Tami Jerue.
In a country where Americans are more likely to witness the performance of redface than the performance of a play written by a Native playwright and performed by Native actors, Director Madeline Sayet explains the significance of this performance on the stage at Yale Law School: “The continuous representation of essentialized/stereotyped/inauthentic Native bodies on stage as symbols instead of people encourages the mindset that allows violence against Native women to occur. We are human beings who should be protected by the law.
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