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.