Rally & Round Dance for Murdered & Missing Relative (MMIR)

Tisa Bernally-Russell of Farmington, N.M. raises her fist in support for the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Relatives, during the Walk in Solidarity on Main Street in Durango, Colo.
A shocking statistic in Indian Country that grows larger each day, n 2016, 5,712 cases of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) were reported, of these only 116 cases were actually logged into the Department of Justice Database.
Carlita Armstrong, Takota Armstrong, Cassandra Naranjo and Sherryl Pinnecoose after the Walk in Solidarity.
Randolph Scott, owner of “Sagebrush to Table” provided the fresh mutton and goat stews to feed those in attendance. The sheep and goats were raised on his farm.
Gina Lopez
Kelsey Lansing
Iron Bear from Shiprock, New Mexico sang round dance songs during the MMIR event.
Iron Bear from Shiprock, New Mexico sang round dance songs during the MMIR event.
Tirzah Camacho, Trennie Collins, and Edward Box III, along with Precious Collins helped organize the MMIR event.
A round dance was held in Buckley Park, with songs sung by Iron Bear of Ship Rock, New Mexico.
Helaina Taylor and Trisha Taylor enjoy the songs and round dance with others in Buckley Park in Durango, Colo.
Tisa Bernally-Russell describes the makings of her ribbon dress and repurposed from material that was once a curtain.
Edward Box III presented Jade and Denise with a blanket for winning the Ribbon Skirt contest in the MMIR category.
Tirzah Camancho and Trennie Collins address those in attendance in Buckley Park for the MMIR Round Dance & Rally.
Zhaida Wilbanks receives a blanket from Tirzah Camancho.
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum

A round dance and rally for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Relatives (MMIR) was held in Buckley Park in Durango, Colo. Saturday, May 8. The all-day event not only brought awareness to the MMIR, but also presented powerful speakers, Gina Lopez, Kelsey Lansing and Zhaida Wilbanks advocating against violence towards indigenous people and included a Walk in Solidarity along Main Street.

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