Verizon’s Thought Leadership panel on Thursday, April 29 kicked off the National Week of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). Our panelists discussed how individuals and companies can support Indigenous Advocates in their work to support Indigenous Women, and also how we can help non-native people get involved as allies in the movement.
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) and the National Partners Work Group on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls are organizing a full National Week of Action (April 29-May 5) to call the nation and the world to action in honor of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Indigenous-led, grassroots efforts are exposing systemic barriers that mandates the response of governments in consultation with tribes to address the MMIWG crisis.
- Lucy Rain Simpson, Executive Director, NIWRC
- Jordan Daniels, CEO of Rising Hearts, Indigenous Runner and Activist for MMIWG
- Moderator – Ku’ulei Jakubczak, Executive Director – Government and Community Affairs: Utah, Nevada & Tribal Nations, Verizon
Artwork by Danielle Fixico