National Day Of Awareness For Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women
Published May 4, 2019
MINNEAPOLIS — The Red Earth Running Company and Native Women Running is hosting a virtual run throughout Indian Country to bring awareness to missing and murdered Indigenous people on Sunday, May 5, 2019. This run is being hosted in conjunction with the National Day Of Awareness For Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women and the MMIW movement as a whole.
A virtual run is basically a run that can be done anywhere, anytime. There is no registration fee, no time and or distance expectations. The only goal is to bring attention to this issue through physical activity. Runners should wear the color red to show solidarity and help bring attention to this epidemic that has sadly impacted Indian Country.
Participants can find out more on about this virtual run on Instagram and Facebook, using the tags @redearthrunco and @native_women_running as well as the hashtags #nativewomenrunning and #MMIW.
Red Earth Running Company put out a limited edition tee shirt to commemorate this day. A portion of the proceeds from shirt sales are going to the Urban Indian Health Institute of Seattle ( www.uihi.org ), who put out a report on the Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls late last year http://www.uihi.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Missing-and-Murdered-Indigenous-Women-and-Girls-Report.pdf
A large number of communities have already confirmed participation in this weekend’s virtual run, including several from tribes in Alaska, Montana, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Washington, New York, Arizona and California. We’ve also confirmed International participation from groups in Canada, London, England, as well as Indigenous Aboriginal relatives in Australia.