Lauren Chief Elk

Co-founder of the Save Wiyabi Project. Organizer, researcher, and educator. Continually working on and supporting community based solutions and preventative measures regarding interpersonal violence.


A small drone with four sets of propellers flying against a sunset.

Drone Feminism: When Feminists Get a Drone

What if we were able to harness technology independent of military and carceral dictation of the movement? How can we think about technologies in ways that would be helpful to women, not used as violence against us?

Scientific diagram of a crown ether.

When Movements Backfire: Violence Against Women and Online Harassment

The anti-online harassment movement is already replicating many of the shortcomings, failures, erroneous assumptions and faulty strategies of the larger violence against women movement.

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Give Your Money To Women: The End Game of Capitalism

#GiveYourMoneyToWomen is more than a hashtag, it’s a theory and practical framework of gender justice.

Screenshot of The Save Wįyąbi Mapping Project webpage. The map shows most of Canada and the United States. The map illustrates the number of unsolved missing and solved and unsolved murders of Indigenous women with glowing, numbered red circles transposed on the map. The numbers shown in this view total nearly 1000, with high concentrations in the southwest corner of Canada (317), and the upper Midwest US and bordering area of Canada (191).


Often absent from the mainstream discussion of global and domestic violence against women is the recognition of the state as a perpetrator.

Five Indigenous women standing next to each other smiling. They are from tribes across Montana and wearing powwow regalia called jingle dresses. All have two braids, and beadwork in the form of hair ties, leggings, moccasins, neckties, belts, and earrings.

There is No “We”: V-Day, Indigenous Women and the Myth of Shared Gender Oppression

The problem with the framing of sexualized violence as an issue that hurts all women equally is that it erases the experiences of Indigenous women.