Dancing and Prayer on MMIW Day of Awareness

-C.J. Keene, News Director

Yesterday afternoon, about two dozen activists and allies gathered at the Journey Museum on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Day.

Attendees met, performed a Round Dance, and heard the voices of women like Sharon Brings Plenty, a woman who lost her daughter, Tessa, in late 2020.

Brings Plenty describes the event as a “form of healing.”

Brings Plenty shared her memory of Tessa.

Lily Mendoza, leader of the Red Ribbon Skirt Society, which organized the event, encourages direct interaction in native communities.

Mendoza encouraged people to keep both missing indigenous peoples and their families in prayer.