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Woodstone Commemorates National Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) Awareness Day

Published May 6, 2024 by Lori Sharbono

In 2017, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution recognizing May 5th as a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. It was in response to the murder of Hanna Harris on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation and other abductions and killings of Native women across the United States. Since 2017, actions on May 5th to honor missing and murdered Indigenous Persons at the local, regional, and national level continue to grow including the formation of a National Presidential Task Force in January of 2020 and a Federal Proclamation in 2022.