Sunday, May 5th will be the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW). Activists and advocates throughout the country will be holding events and rallies to help raise awareness of the ongoing issue where disproportionate numbers of Indigenous women in North America are being affected by violence.
The R.I.S.E. (Resources for Indigenous Survivors and Empowerment) organization along with the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence have organized a rally at the State Capitol Sunday afternoon while another organization based within the Meskwaki community will be organizing a different sort of activity to help raise awareness.
Dirk Whitebreast’s Red Earth Running Company along with Native Women Running have co-sponsored a Virtual Run on May 5th to honor the MMIW movement. The MMIW Virtual Run is a free activity that seeks to combine activism and exercise on the MMIW National Day of Awareness. To learn more about the MMIW Virtual Run: CLICK HERE
*cover image courtesy of Red Earth Running Co.