January 18, 2019
On January 18, 2019, ‘Indigenous Peoples March’ will take place in thousands of cities across the world, making this the first international march of its kind. These marches are being held to bring awareness to the multitude of injustices facing Indigenous people across the world.
In the United States, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives and many other Indigenous men, women and children, are grossly under-represented, which has led to an unbelievable amount of discrimination, injustice, and poverty. These are issues that need to be recognized and addressed.
Indigenous people continue to fight for basic human rights and equality, and you can learn more about some of those issues below.
MMIW (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women) – Learn more about MMIW here.
NICWA – ‘NICWA is dedicated to the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native children and families.’ Learn more here.
Dakota Access Pipeline – Learn more here.
Police Brutality – ‘Native Americans are more likely to be killed by police than any other race of people.’ Learn more here.
Lack of Sufficient Healthcare – ‘The life expectancy of Native Americans in some states is 20 years shorter than the national average.’ Learn more here.
#HonorNativeLand – Broken treaties have been detrimental to the Indigenous communities. Learn more here
We hope you will choose to stand in solidarity with Indigenous people in a peaceful and powerful expression of pride, strength, and unity during an “Indigenous Peoples March” on January 18.
Will your town or city have a march? We would love to see the pictures from your march and hear about your experience.
Written by: Barbie StensgarColville Tribe - Arrow Lakes Band
February 15, 2019
Where do I find my March in upstate New York or do we just start walking
January 29, 2019
I am euroamerican, although grew up close to a Chippewa reservation. My Dad picked wild wild rice with the Natives. And I helped with the processing of it, a great memory. I came to your website because my Dad gave me a small bottle of sweet grass lotion many years before he passed and I use it tonite and liked the aroma. I am agreeing with you that the Natives are grossly under represented. I especially realized it when I saw the news clip last week of the elder playing his drum and the kids standing there. Multiple people did not know what the story was about, but it greatly raised my awareness how Natives are not represented in the country they were first in. The Bible says that the meek shall inherit the earth. God respects humble people first, and that is how I see Natives. And they are great warriors also. Jesus is humble and also a great warrior too, most people don’t see it or believe it, but wait til He returns, He’ll be on a white horse with sword in His hand. I like how Natives are resourceful and respectful of what God has provided, another attribute of being a wise steward of what is provided. Please feel free to email with questions or comments.
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