Missing Murdered Indigenous Women
Our American Indian Matrilineal Leaders
MMIW Texas was created to raise awareness, share information and resources, and offer support to families revolving around the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW). The Dallas Women’s March has kindly provided the American Indian community the opportunity to lead this year’s march and with this platform, we will be advocating for awareness of MMIW and issues affecting indigenous women and communities.
We want to celebrate the birth to the ones who were taken away from their families, from sharing their culture, from sculpting our tribal lineage, nurturing our future and knowing that we are using their legacy as a guiding light to protect our future matrilineal leaders.
These are moments in life that have been terribly sad and depressing for the families affected by their loss of women who are mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts etc. We are giving a platform to share our heartbeat and strength with the core component of the drum to bring a deeper understanding and to raise awareness.
This is a special tribute to our MMIW Sacred Women and Girls because of the origin stories of the gravely ill daughter and the story of the grand daughter, spirit of the Jingle Dress Dance (jingle dress as a healing dress). We are striving to give the best traditional homage and representation as we honor our matrilineal givers of life as they were taken and made the journey!
This platform extends beyond Texas to our distant families and relatives from our Inter-Tribal circles to participate with us to make a presence and show our respect to our MMIW Women and Girls to bring awareness!