During the period of 1979 through 1992, homicide was the third-leading cause of death of Indian females aged 15 to 34, and 75 percent were killed by family members or acquaintances. In 2005, the movement for safety 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 increased, but more must be done to stop disappearances and save lives. Please join us on May 5th, 2019, as we honor missing and murdered Indigenous women and together increase our national awareness and demand change at the tribal, federal and state levels.
Samish Indian Nation will be holding our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Event on May 13, 2019. The event will be held at:
Seafarers’ Memorial Park 601 Seafarer’s Way Anacortes, WA 98221
- 4:30-5:00 Refreshments
- 5:00-5:30 Speakers
- 5:30-6:00 Unity Walk
- 6:00 -6:30 Song/Closing