2023 WE Ignite Speaker

Hilary Edwards
Hilary Edwards

Hilary Edwards

Tribal Honor's Attorney

Hilary Edwards is a member of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and acquired her Juris Doctor degree from Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.

Following a social justice trip to Nepal, Hilary learned about the then-grassroots movement of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). During her time in law school, Hilary co-hosted the MMIWG panel. The panelists included NCAI President Fawn Sharp, Arizona Senator Sally Ann Gonzales, Arizona Senator Victoria Steele, and Arizona Representative Jennifer Jermaine.

Furthermore, Hilary wrote her graduation writing requirement on the missing and murdered Indigenous relatives issue, titled "The Legal Killing of Indigenous People." She worked on the Reducing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: Arizona's Statewide Study publication with ASU's Research on Violent Victimization Lab.


Presentation Info

Stolen. Where is she? Learn about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) movement that advocates for the end of ongoing violence and continued genocide that affects Native American women. The history. The law. The rise. The healing. An issue that does not respect tribal reservation borders.