Friday, November 19, 2021

RED SHAWL DAY Honors #MMIW Who Are Disproportionately Affected and IGNORED


Photo by Marian Bitsui, BIE

Red Shawl Day  is a day of remembering and honoring all missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives.

The color red is worn to draw attention to the horrible acts of violence that have disproportionately affected Indigenous communities, particularly women and children, and have been ignored for far too long. 

Led by Secretary Deb Haaland, we are leading a multi-agency effort to ensure that the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous people is finally addressed. We are assisting Tribal communities with investigations and providing resources to prioritize these cases. #RedShawlDay

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