"Silent No More" Screening: A Reason For Discussion About Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women

Jan 31, 2019

A red cloth tied to Henny Scott's mourning lodge the day of her funeral. Red is the color associated with the demonstrations following the discovery of the 14-year-old's body on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation
Credit Kayla Desroches / YPR

A documentary that draws attention to violence against indigenous women will be screened in Billings next week.

The one-hour film features interviews with families in Lame Deer, Montana and Pine Ridge, South Dakota whose loved ones have gone missing.

Josiah Hugs is involved in organizing the event. He said a panel of local leaders will discuss “Silent No More” following its screening.

“We’re here to seek out solutions for preventing this from happening in the future,” said Hugs. “And we’re here to help provide, help facilitate that conversation.”

The Native American Development Corporation and Billings Urban Indian Health and Wellness Center organized the event, which will include an opening prayer and a Q&A with panelists.

The screening of “Silent No More” will be Monday night at Lincoln Center Auditorium in Billings. Entry is free and doors open at 5:30 p.m.