The Earth is Weeping
May 5, 2021 - June 1, 2021 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm
INFORMATION FROM THE RED RIBBON SKIRT SOCIETY
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The Red Ribbon Skirt Society (RRSS) in partnership with The Division of Indian Work (Minneapolis) will be unveiling its public art exhibit on May 5. The unveiling will begin with prayer. Masks are required, and social distancing is encouraged.
Why May 5th?
In 2017, the Montana Congressional Delegation led the way for passage of a Senate resolution declaring May 5 as a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
May 5 was the birthday of Hanna Harris, a 21-year-old member of the Northern Cheyenne tribe who went missing on July 4, 2013. Each year since 2017, the national movement to end violence against Native women has organized activities in support of the May 5 National Day of Awareness.
Individuals and community organizations across the United States were invited to participate in creating shadow boxes that reflect the MMIW epidemic. The boxes will be placed on tipi poles on the grounds of The Journey Museum Learning Center, surrounded by red dresses, which will hang from the trees.
An altar will be created in the middle of the tipi, where the public is welcome to place offerings such as sage, sweetgrass, and other items in memory of our stolen sisters. Items of personal or sentimental value should not be placed on the altar.
The exhibit will run from May 5 - June 1, 2021.