National Day Of Awareness For Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women
Published May 5, 2019
SYRACRUSE, N.Y. Award-winning American Indian singer Joanne Shenandoah’s music video “Missing You” will premiere on Sunday, May 5, 2019, which has been designated as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
WORLD PREMIERE on May, 5, 2019 1:00-2:00 Halmi Screening Room,
141 Newhouse 3, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
The music video was created by television, radio and film graduating seniors Peter Conway, Elijah Goodell and Sarah Rebetje as their Capstone atthe S.I. Newhouse Schhol of Public Communication at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.
Shenandoah wrote the song to bring attention to the tragic numbers of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Indian Country. “During the period of 1979 through 1992, homicide was the thirdleading cause of death of indigenous females aged 15 to 34, with 75 percent were killed by family members or acquaintances. This situation has not changed since then. In 2005, the movement forsafety of Native women resulted in the “Safety for Indian Women” being included under the Violence Against Women Act. A study released by the U.S. Department of Justice has found that in some tribal communities, American Indian women face murder rates that are more than 10 times the national average. Over the last decade awareness of this national issue has increasedbut more must be done to stop disappearances and save lives.
Shenandoah is a Grammy Award winner and has won more Native American Music Awards than any other Native artist in history.
National Indigenous Resource Center
National Resource Center to Enhance Safety of Native Women and their
Children (855) 649-7299
An on-line storytelling platform for Indigenous women to reclaim our
voice and identity, through sharing stories of healing and inspiration, as
well, provides educational stories with the public.
Why We Wear RED –
#WhyWeWearRED A Global Call to Action and Media Coalition
initiative that aims to bring awareness to Murdered and Missing
Indigenous Women & Girls and the lack of inclusion of Native
Women in Film & Television.