Families, advocates raise awareness about violence against Indigenous women, children

Families, advocates raise awareness about violence against Indigenous women, children

5/6/2021 5:40:00 AM

Families, advocates raise awareness about violence against Indigenous women, children

President Biden proclaimed May 5 as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day.

Associated PressFrom the nation’s capitol to Indigenous communities across the American Southwest, top government officials, family members and advocates gathered Wednesday as part of a call to action to address the ongoing problem of violence against Indigenous women and children.

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U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haalandand other federal officials commemorated the annual day of awareness as a caravan of female motorcycle riders planned to hit the streets in Phoenix, advocates took to social media, and families prepared for a night of candlelight and prayer vigils.

In Washington, an event hosted by federal officials started with a prayer asking for guidance and grace for the Indigenous families who have lost relatives and those who have been victims of violence. Before and after a moment of silence, officials from various agencies vowed to continue working with tribes to address the crisis. headtopics.com

As part of the ceremony, a red memorial shawl with the names of missing and slain Indigenous women was draped across a long table to remember the lives behind what Haaland called alarming and unacceptable statistics. More names were added to the shawl Wednesday.

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland speaks during a news briefing at the White House in Washington.Evan Vucci / APformer Democratic U.S. representative from New Mexico, recalled hearing families testify about searching for loved ones on their own and bringing a red ribbon skirt to a congressional hearing that represented missing and slain Native Americans.

Haaland displayed a red shawl on an empty chair in her office Wednesday to symbolize those who have disappeared and honor the movement that rang the alarm. She believes the nation has reached an inflection point, saying it's time to solve the crisis.

“Everyone deserves to feel safe in their communities, but the missing and murdered Indigenous peoples crisis is one that Native communities have faced since the dawn of colonization," she said as she joined the ceremony virtually."For too long, this issue has been swept under the rug with the lack of urgency, attention and funding.” headtopics.com

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