National Day of Awareness for #MMIWG2

β™₯️Today we honor the lives of missing /murdered Native women.

May 5th was the birthday of Hanna Harris, a 21-yr-old Northern Cheyenne woman who went missing in 2013. Each year, the movement to end violence against Native women organizes activities on this day as the #MMIWG National Day of Awareness.

πŸ“’The murder rate of Native women is 10x the national average on some reservations.

πŸ“’Native women experience the highest rates of violence of any group in the US.

πŸ“’ The highest rates of domestic violence and rape of any group of women.

πŸ’”Their disappearances/murders are often connected to domestic violence/sexual assault.

πŸ“’ THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. #NoMoreStolenSisters

We must ask Congress to increase resources for tribal victim services, address the inadequate responses of criminal justice systems, and restore inherent tribal authority to hold perpetrators accountable. Native women and girls need justice and safety. We need action now! The National Day of Awareness for #MMIWG on May 5th honors the lives of our Native sisters and helps shed light on the countless tragedies involving our Native sisters. Join the campaign: #MMIWGActionNow

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