The Oneida Nation is deeply committed to raising awareness by wearing red today on the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. This day is a solemn reminder of the ongoing crisis facing Indigenous communities across North America.
Indigenous women and girls are disproportionately affected by violence and exploitation, and their stories are often ignored or forgotten by mainstream media and society at large. The National Day of Awareness serves as an opportunity to honor and remember the lives lost, as well as to call for action and justice.
Wearing red on May 5th is a way to honor the lives of the thousands of Indigenous women and girls who have been lost to violence and exploitation, and to raise awareness about the ongoing crisis facing Indigenous communities. It is also a way to show support for the families and loved ones who have been impacted by this issue.
If you are planning to participate in the National Day of Awareness, I encourage you to wear red and share photos on social media using the hashtags #MMIWG, #NationalDayofAwareness, #JusticeForMMIWG and #RedDressDay. This can help to raise awareness and show that we are standing in solidarity with Indigenous communities.
Wearing red is just one small way that we can show our support, but it can have a powerful impact. It sends a message that we are committed to remembering the lives lost, and to working towards a world where every person is valued and protected.
Together, we can honor the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and work towards a brighter future for all.