Sokaogon Chippewa Community News
Today is National Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls Day
Posted on: May 5, 2022
On this day we honor and acknowledge our sisters who have been abducted and murdered across the country.
Native women, girls and two-spirits experience some of the highest rates of violence. According to the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, the murder of Native women is more than 10 times the national average on some reservations.
The murders and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls is often connected to crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and sex trafficking. And yet, these cases often go unheard and uninvestigated, leaving the families of those who go missing and murdered without answers and those responsible go unpunished for their crimes.
We must continue to bring awareness to the issue of missing and murdered Native women. Not only today but every day we honor and acknowledge our Native sisters and will continue to bring awareness to this issue.
Why wear red? It is said that red is the only color spirits can see. We wear red to guide those who are lost home. Learn more at niwrc.org.
Kerry and Carla at the Brighter Days Program provide services to anyone harmed by domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence or stalking. For assistance, contact Kerry at 715-478-6451 or Carla at 715-478-6452.