Portrait Project Memorializes Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
October 7, 2020
Days after the United States House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill addressing violence against Indigenous women, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan launched an exhibition dedicated to those missing and murdered.
Titled "Boontak! (Stop it!): Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island" (an Indigenous name for the North American continent), the show "seeks to raise awareness about the atrocities of the MMIWG"-Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls-"crisis impacting Tribal communities," according to a statement.
Featuring 94 portraits of Native women and girls, including U.S. Representative Deb Haaland, who offered to stand in for the missing and deceased, "Boontak" debuted virtually on Friday, September 25, and will remain on view at the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways in Mount Pleasant through next spring.