Marita Growing Thunder read a letter to her murdered aunt. Her aunt taught her how to make dresses. She should still be here today.
Tearing up while she spoke, Growing Thunder remembered her aunt’s life and the last moment she saw her. She often thinks about that last moment, she said, because she never wants to forget her aunt as others have.
Growing Thunder read this letter at an Indigenous Feminisms event at the University of Washington Intellectual House, an event space on campus dedicated to increasing Native student success at UW.