The Red Ribbon Skirt Society raises awareness of the 70 reported missing & murdered indigenous women in the state of South Dakota from the 1970s to present day. The number of indigenous women disappearing or murdered worldwide is staggering.
The society supports the children & families left behind in numerous ways including their creation of a center for healing prayer & remembrance at Racing Magpie gallery. The center provides a place for offerings & prayer with names of MMIW & is the only one of its kind in the United States.
A short film will be shown during the presentation of real people & real families that have lost women.
Mary Black Bonnet is a citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, a poet, artist & volunteer curator for the MMIW Center for Healing at Racing Magpie. Carla Douglas of the Okanagan First Nations & Shuswap First Nations of Canada specializes in grief & bereavement, sex trafficking & LGBT issues.
Lunch is provided by the Friends of the Library & Great Harvest Bread Co.
This event requires registration. Please visit here to register beginning on October 1, 2019.