Indigenous women join Women's March on Washington January 21st
January 13, 2017
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Indigenous women will join the national Women's March on Washington, D.C. January 21, 2017. Indigenous Women Rise: Women's March on Washington is a partnership between Advance Native Political Leadership, Native Americans in Philanthropy, Native Voice Network, Native Voices Rising, National Indian Women's Resource Center, UltraViolet, and Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas, North American Region and other key groups working to advance Indigenous issues.
A statement on the Women's March website says the event is about much more than women's rights, and will "send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights" after concerns around rhetoric targeting "immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault." As Indigenous women, we stand together in solidarity with all of these groups for the protection of our collective rights, safety, health, and families. The march first began as a Facebook event with over 160,000 people indicating they will attend to date.