On Saturday May 4, we will be holding a MMIW March in Raleigh the the Capital, to bring awareness and justice to this serious issue of women who have disappeared or murdered . May 5 marks the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. There is an epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in Canada and the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, homicide is the third-leading cause of death among native women between 10 and 24 years of age. A 2016 study funded by the National Institute of Justice reported that four out of five American Indian women have experienced violence in their lifetimes and that they are 10 times more likely to be murdered than other U.S. citizens.
***Please wear red at the march; ie, shirts, hats, regalia.