Local Potawatomi Tribes Call for Justice
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians come together to shatter the silence and give voice to the thousands of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People who deserve to be a national priority. More than 4 in 5 American Indian and Alaska Native women and men have experienced violence in their lifetime, and Native women are 10 times more likely to be murdered than ALL other ethnicities, making it the third-leading cause of death for Native women. The Tribes will wear red and march to remember our missing relatives in downtown Grand Rapids at Ah-Nab-Awen Park Thursday, May 5, at noon.
Who: Hosted by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians. Tribal Members will share their stories and how this crisis has affected them personally. Everyone is welcome.
What: March for awareness and call for justice on the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Day.
When: Noon to 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2022
Where: Ah-Nab-Awen Park at 220 Front Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504