These people want justice for missing indigenous women. Hundreds of marchers gathered in Minneapolis wearing red to honor the indigenous people who have gone missing or been murdered and to call for change.
Murder was the 3rd leading cause of death for Native American women ages 10-24 in 2016. Events are held the week of Valentine’s Day in the U.S. and Canada and are a forum for indigenous families to discuss their own experiences and bring attention to an issue that’s often ignored. Four out of five American Indian and Alaska Native women experience violence in their lifetime — and these cases often go unsolved due to a lack of law enforcement and comprehensive data.
Murder, abduction and abuse are heinous crimes, and should be treated as such regardless of where an individual lives. These women deserve to have crimes against them taken more seriously, and hopefully they will with demonstrations like these.