Author Archives: Homicide Survivor

About Homicide Survivor

The issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women has encompassed my life after the murder of my sister, Loretta Saunders, in February 2014. Loretta was studying the issue of #MMIWG for her thesis topic at the time of her death. To take a proactive approach to my own healing, I have since taken on the titles of author, advocate, and activist to carry my sister’s legacy forward and raise awareness. I can be reached VIA e-mail at


This stage was the most daunting for me because I’m not sure I understood what I was doing when I reflect on my experiences with bargaining. Most examples I’ve found were for people with terminal illnesses, not an abrupt death … Continue reading

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This was one of the hardest pieces to write. I’m honestly sorry to everyone I’ve hurt due to my all consuming anger, and grateful for those who continue to stand by my side. Feel free to share, retweet, and reblog. … Continue reading

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Denial: Part 2 of 6 Please feel free to share, retweet and reblog. Also, don’t forget to register at for regular updates and to join the discussion on a sea of topics and issues regarding race and indigeneity! Nakkumek, … Continue reading

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On Grief

Here is part one of six on grief for

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First publication!

Today, rolled out the first of many contributions I will be making to this very informative and current mobile platform. is a great source for facts, stories, and community engagement surrounding the issues faced by the Indigenous community, … Continue reading

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I Am a Native American Woman With White Privilege

First off, I think it’s important to say that I do not, and have not ever primarily identified as white. On my mother’s side, I’m Native American, enrolled in my Tribe, and, to a large extent, raised in my culture.…

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Turning a New Leaf on Grief

I think it’s time I share stories of hope and transformation, don’t you? If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you may have a sense of the work I do for other blogs, media outlets, in the community, and … Continue reading

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