Why we should rename Columbus Day?
In 1977, a delegation of Native nations, attending the International Conference on Discrimination Against Indigenous Populations in the Americas, suggested renaming Columbus Day to “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” They believed the change would help honor the victims of American colonization.
Is the real issue or problem of indigenous communities?
Indigenous Peoples suffer higher rates of poverty, homelessness and malnutrition. They have lower levels of literacy and less access to health services, further contributing to their poverty.
How can I help the indigenous youth?
Together, we can help these young people rise, by providing them with:
- Safe play spaces.
- Life-skills training.
- Healthy food.
- Inclusive physical activities.
- Leadership opportunities.
- Positive role models.
- Connections with their community.
- Celebration of their cultural diversity.
How can I donate to indigenous people?
Invest in Native Communities
- Secure Online Donation. Make a one-time or recurring donation here.
- PayPal. Donate to First Nations via the Paypal Giving Fund.
- Check or Money Order. Make a check payable to First Nations Development Institute and send to:
- Corporate Matching Gifts.
- Planned Giving.
- Stock or Mutual Funds.
Who started MMIW?
Jodi Voice Yellowfish
Why do natives wear red?
Red is the official color of the #MMIW campaign, but it goes deep and has significant value. In various tribes, red is known to be the only color spirits see. It is hoped that by wearing red, we can call back the missing spirits of our women and children so we can lay them to rest.
Who are the stolen sisters?
Hanna Harris. Anthonette Christine Cayedito. If you haven’t heard of these women, it’s no surprise. They’re four of the untold number of Indigenous women and girls who have been murdered, kidnapped or gone mysteriously missing.
What does Mmiwg stand for?
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
What does no more stolen sisters do?
Carrying prayer bundles of sacred plants and flying red flags that read “No More Stolen Sisters”, riders will depart from cities all over North America, then weave in and out of the US-Mexico and US-Canada borders, tracing a route shaped like a traditional medicine wheel.