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May 5th – National MMIW Awareness Day

Join us virtually for a walk/run/bike/hike at any distance to help bring awareness to our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Men, Girls, Two-Spirited and Grieving Families. This virtual event is a race at your own pace and place. RISE has collaborated with the following Tribes and Domestic Violence Programs to help bring awareness to our missing & murdered relatives.

This virtual event is free and will happen May 3rd – May 5th. To register, you can use the scan app in the flyer or you can call RISE at (641) 484-9336. First 100 to register will receive at MMIW mask. All participants who register will be entered into a drawing in which 50 names will be drawn! Prizes vary between tribes.

Help us spread awareness by participating in this event by sharing a picture of you during your exercise and location on the Meskwaki RISE Facebook Page, Prairie Band Potawatomi Facebook Page, ICADV and Safe Passages Facebook Page. You can also share a picture on all other tribal website we have collaborated with. You can also text your picture to (641) 481-0334 and we will share it for you. Use the hashtag #BRINGTHEMHOME and #RISEFORMMIW

The mission is to be in solidarity with the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Men, Girls, Two-Spirits, Relatives, grieving families, and individuals working on the frontlines to end this epidemic of violence against Indigenous people.

We ask that you wear red during your choice of exercise to support this National Day of Awareness. Why red? Red dresses have been used to raise awareness of the large number of Missing Indigenous Women & Girls (#MMIW #MMIWG) for many years. Red is used not just to represent the many hearts broken by the loss of our stolen sisters but also because for many tribes red is a sacred color. So please wear red on May 5th to show that we have not forgotten our sisters, mothers, and daughters who have been taken from us.