If you are born an Indigenous woman, it’s almost 100% likely that you are going to be preyed upon in your lifetime.
Juliet, a member of the Coushatta Tribe in Louisiana, and Katelyn, a member of the Nakoda Tribe and the face of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW), say they are trying to educate their community through grassroots programs.

“The pattern here is that it’s our own people doing all of the work to try to get awareness and to try to get on a platform as big as this so that people understand what’s going on,” says Juliet, who appears in the documentary, “Say Her Name.”
“It’s very hard being a Native American woman with the thought of having that target on your back,” says Katelyn. “Just knowing that if I were to go missing, that I wouldn’t be taken seriously.”
Hear what Juliet learned about missing Indigenous women in Louisiana, and why Katelyn says it’s hard to live a normal life, in the video above.
On Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, "Missing and Murdered in Montana," hear stories of missing Native American women as Dr. Phil tackles this nationwide epidemic with former criminal prosecutor Loni Coombs, tribal filmmaker Rain, and Representative Greg Stanton of Arizona. Check local listings to see where you can tune in.

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