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May 5 is National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

Thursday, May 03, 2018

"As the National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls nears and taking place Saturday May 5th, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND, has released a 'Social Media Guidance Package' to senators, advocates, and organizations to help get them engaged.

The social media effort will employ the social media hashtags #NotInvisible #MMIW #MMIWG.

Many on social media will also be wearing a red shirt or red ribbon in remembrance of the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls and their families.

...On some reservations, Native American women are murdered at a rate 10 times the national average. It’s time to address the disproportionate rate at which Native women experience violence or go missing, so they are #NotInvisible #MMIWG."

Read the full article here. Learn more about this topic in the Gender Based Violence and Intersecting Challenges Impacting Native American & Alaskan Village Communities special collection.