The Institute for American Indian Studies Museum of Washington, Connecticut launches a traveling museum for MMIW called “No Rest: The Epidemic of Stolen Indigenous Women, Girls & Two-Spirits” — October 6 to 26, 2022.
Its first stop is Washakie Museum in Wyoming, featuring a roster of amazing artists. No Rest focuses on the epidemic of Missing Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls & Two-Spirits in the United States.
The powerful image of a red handprint has come to symbolize the Missing Murdered Indigenous Women movement as a way to represent the thousands of women who have been silenced.
Murder is the third leading cause of death for Indigenous women and girls aged 10 to 24 who face murder rates more than ten times the national average for all ages. Four out of five Indigenous women report being subjected to some sort of violence, with 95% of perpetrators in these situations being non-native.
The National Crime Information Center has reported over 5,712 cases of missing American Indian and Native Alaskan women while the Department of Justice’s missing persons database has only reported 116.
No more missing, no more vanished sisters, no rest.
Experience a unique exhibit which explores the changing dynamics of the MMIWG2 movement. By working with artists, activists, and non-profit entities — ‘No Rest’ explores this too often overlooked issue through art, narrative, and representation. The goal is to bridge awareness and empathy to drive action.
These are part of a series of traveling exhibits that focus on raising awareness of contemporary issues facing Native American communities and promote advocacy and action. They are designed to make the most impactful and visually engaging experience for its visitors.
Each of the exhibits brings focus on a specific issue and highlights diverse voices from Native American communities. If your organization is interested in working with them to host an exhibit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have not seen “Alaska Daily” please make the time to. Two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank comes to broadcast TV. The star of Boys Don’t Cry and Million Dollar Baby leads the superb cast — adding her voice to this harrowing issue.
The series credits state the program was inspired by the 2019 Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica article series Lawless: Sexual Violence in Alaska, as well as subsequent related reporting by the project’s lead reporter Kyle Hopkins.
The Daily News agreed to work with the show’s producers, resulting in Hopkins as well as ADN president Ryan Binkley being credited as executive producers on the TV series.
May they call more attention to this horrible crimes and help redress and stop these atrocities. Keep our women and girls safe — always.
Originally published at http://changewarrior.blogspot.com.