Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s March: Feb. 14

Photo by Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Center.

Join the 2018 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s March Wednesday, Feb.14, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., starting at the Minneapolis American Indian Center (MIAC), 1530 E. Franklin.

The is to remember missing and murdered indigenous women, girls, boys, two spirit and transgender relatives. It is being sponsored by the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Center, Native Lives Matter Coalition, Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, and MIAC.

WEAR RED! Bring Banners, Posters, Staffs, Drums, Rattles. All are welcome.

Here’s the schedule:

  • 11 to 11:30 a.m.: Sign In, Make Posters, Visit Information Tables, Visit Each Other! Sign Making material will be available. Informational Tables are free. Contact Cristine at cdavidson@miwsac.org to reserve a table.
  • 11:30 a.m. to noon: Opening Prayer; Welcome Song from Elders Lodge Ogichdaakwe Council Singers; Guest Speakers; Depart on Walk
  • Noon to 1 p.m.: The march starts and ends at MIAC. The loop follows Franklin Avenue to 26th Street, to Bloomington Avenue, and back to Indian Center. Vehicles will be available for elders and children.
  • 1 to 2 p.m.: Honor Song for those who have lost loved ones. Share in Chili, Cornbread, Coffee, and Pumpkin Bar provided by Chef Austin at Gatherings Cafe. Closing Remarks.

An allies march — Protect our Lifegivers, Protect our Sacred Waters — is being organized, starting at the Sierra Club North Star Chapter’s office at 2327 E. Franklin Ave. It is co-hosted by the Sierra Club, MN350, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, the Women’s Congress for Future Generations; and the Native Lives Matter Coalition.

People will gather at the Sierra Club office staring at 9 a.m. There will be light refreshments, a short program and time to mingle. People will march one mile down Franklin Avenue to join the main march at 11 a.m.

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