Photographs of "#MMIW Gone Missing: #No More Stolen Sisters" Chicago Event
May 4, 2021
CHICAGO - Under blue skies, some 175 American Indians and allies gathered near Chicago, at the River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook, Illinois, to attend the "#MMIW: Gone Missing: #No More Stolen Sisters" event on Saturday, May 1.
The purpose of the event was to honor the missing and murdered Indigenous women. Attendees heard speakers discuss the problem that is often overlooked in the United States. Organizers of the event felt it important to bring attention to the issue that is of epidemic proportions in Indian Country and discuss the lack of justice for the thousands of stolen Native sisters and their families.
Native women face murder rates more than 10 times the national average murder rate, more than 5,000 American Indian and Alaska Native women are missing and 55 percent of Native women have experienced domestic violence, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Justice.