3rd Annual MMIWP Families March/Gathering

Saturday, May 6, 2023 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Westlake Center, Seattle Center
3rd Annual MMIWP & Families March
Saturday, May 6, 2023
10:00am - 4:00pm

Please join grassroots organization MMIWP Families in bringing continued awareness to the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women and people and the perpetuation of colonial, gender-based violence across the United States and Canada. Families of MMIWP are respectfully invited to the center, so as to highlight and uplift the stories of you and your loved ones.

MMIWP's mission is to raise consciousness, unite, and demand action for Indigenous women, girls, Two Spirit, LGBTQQIA people, men, and boys who have been murdered or gone missing, tortured, raped, trafficked, and assaulted - those who have not received the proper attention or justice while we experience the tragedies in our communities at horrendous rates.

“According to the US Department of Justice, nearly half of all Native American women have been raped, beaten, or stalked by an intimate partner; one in three will be raped in their lifetime; and on some reservations, women are murdered at a rate 10 times higher than the national average.” But many factors complicate the reporting and recording of these numbers, including fear, stigma, legal barriers, racism, sexism, amongst others. Additionally, there is perpetuation of Native women as sexual objects in the mainstream media.

This year they take to the streets for MMIWP Mothers, Sisters, Grandmothers, Aunties, Uncles, Brothers, Cousins and loved ones in their memory and honor.

Route and agenda will be announced closer to the date of the march.
Red is the color of MMIWP.
Please bring your drums, rattles, songs, banners & prayers.

Please email [email protected] with any questions or if you are an MMIWP family planning to attend the event.