I just wanted to thank everyone that came together today, (February 21, 2018), on such short notice. Thes Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women/Missing & Murdered Indigenous People Awareness Walk was rescheduled from last week out of respect for the families that lost loved ones and we weren't too sure when we were going to do it.
The Red Lake Nation College Staff, Student Government, and Students collaborated with Equay Wigamig (Women's Shelter) staff to put on this event. We had Annette Johnson say a few words and a short prayer along with Eliza Lussier, who spoke briefly about what MMIW/MMIP means and how it all started.
Harvey Jordan, Mark R. Kingbird Sr., Brendan Strong, Native Spears, Shorty Crawford, and myself sang an Honor Song prior to the walk. RLNC Students, staff, Waasibiik Ojibwemotaadiwin Immersion School Staff, and community members walked along the driveway from the college towards the Government Center and back around the north side of the Humanities back to the college in 1° weather.
Participants were invited to a pizza and ice cream social on campus.