May 5 March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples

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[1], 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[2]. 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

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[1] National Institute of Justice Journal; Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men, Accessed April 21, 2021.

[2] Urban Indian Health Institute; Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Report, Accessed April 21, 202.

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