Northern Arapaho Tribe to honor Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls with community march Saturday

The Northern Arapaho Tribe will honor and remember Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls with a march this Saturday, May 7. The march from 789 Casino Grill to Riverton City Park begins at 10 a.m., and the program is scheduled to conclude at 2 p.m. Co-Chairman Stephen Fast Horse of the Northern Arapaho Business Council will attend the march and address attendees.

“This march is an opportunity to honor the memory of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls while highlighting the violence that continues to stalk Indian Country and too often goes unpunished,” said Co-Chairman Fast Horse. “We will march for those we have lost and we will fight to ensure the safety and security of our daughters and granddaughters.”

The march follows the national Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls week of action. Over the past two decades, at least 34 Native women in Wyoming were homicide victims, according to a landmark report issued in 2021, and are murdered at a rate 6½ times higher than white women.

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“The Northern Arapaho Tribe joins all tribal communities in remembering our missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls,” said Chairman Jordan Dresser of the Northern Arapaho Business Council. “The victims and their families deserved to be honored and, as a community, we must come together to prevent future violence against Indigenous women.”

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