Yakama Nation Hosts “REDgalia” March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous WomenTweet
On May 5th, the Yakama Nation hosted REDgalia in honor and recognition of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Hundreds gathered to raise awareness, as well as, lift up and support the families of victims.
According to the National Institute of Justice, there were 5,712 cases of missing or murdered Native American women reported in 2016, and the U.S. Department of Justice reports that on some reservations, Native American women are murdered at a rate 10 times the national average.
Attendee Chris Stearns (Dine) posted, “Hundreds of Native American women, girls, men, elders, and community friends joined together in solidarity on Saturday to take over the streets of Toppenish on Yakama Nation lands to draw dramatic attention to the tens of thousands of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Washington, the United States and Canada. It was a sea of Red – and a powerful reminder of how much our community cares for one another and the beauty of our collective spirit.”
Photos from Redgalia