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National MMIP Day

On Thursday's ICT Newscast, we recognize Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day. We speak with the chairwoman of the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center. Plus, MMIP events and more from an anti-violence activist and consultant

Cherrah Giles, Muscogee and Cherokee, is the board chairwoman of the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center. The mission of the center is to end violence against Native women. The organization has hosted an entire week of events to bring awareness to missing and murdered Indigenous people.

ICT's national correspondent Joaqlin Estus has compiled a list of events, both in-person and virtually, to bring awareness to MMIP awareness day. 

Kirby Williams, Cherokee, is an anti-violence activist and consultant. She focuses most of her work on serving Native survivors affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, human trafficking, and stalking. 

A slice of our Indigenous world

  • May 5th is a national day of awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous people. 
  • On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held a hearing on infrastructure.
  • In California, tribal and government leaders met at the state capitol Wednesday to discuss MMIP efforts.
  • Alaska Native and Lakota model Quannah Chasinghorse graced the red carpet at the Met Gala wearing a blue strapless gown.

Find more details on these stories at the top of today's show.


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