Video: Walking in Remembrance of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Feb 15, 2020 07:22AM
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From WDIO-TV - February 14, 2020
The program began with an opening prayer by Rick Defoe and representatives from Federal, State and Tribal leaders shared updates on legislation to further the cause.
The march is about bringing awareness to a growing statistic, and remember those women who are missing or murdered. Many of the marchers wore shades of red in remembrance.
The marchers started at AICHO and ended at the Building for Women.
Those gathered say although it is powerful to see everyone together, it also brings up the hurt and pain of losing loved ones.
"I lost two of my grandchildren this year," Lisa Ronnquist said. Ronnquist was one of the marchers on Friday. "I've lost a couple of friends. This really has to stop. We really need the help."
According to the MMIW-GIC.com, 5,712 Native women were reported murdered or missing in 2016.
Ronnquist wants to remind everyone that "We are people too."
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