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MMIW: Missing and Murdered Indigenous People's March

  • Minneapolis American Indian Center 1530 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55404 United States (map)

March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Boys, Two Spirit and Transgender Relatives

WEAR RED! Bring Banners, Posters, Staffs, Drums, Rattles

When: February 14, 2018 from 11:00am to 2:00pm

Where: Minneapolis American Indian Center
1530 East Franklin Ave. Minneapolis, MN. 55404

Who: EVERYONE IS WELCOME! 

What: 
11:00am to 11:30am: 
Sign In, Make Posters, Visit Information Tables, Visit Each Other!
*Sign Making material will be available
*Informational Tables are free. 
Contact Cristine at cdavidson@miwsac.org to reserve a table.

11:30am to 12:00pm: 
Opening Prayer
Welcome Song from Elders Lodge Ogichdaakwe Council Singers
Guest Speakers
Prepare to depart on Walk

12:00pm to 1:00pm:
Depart on Walk
Route: Depart Indian Center, to Cedar, to 26th, to Bloomington, back to Indian Center
**Vehicles will be available for Elders and Children**

1:00pm to 2:00pm:
Honor Song for those who have lost loved ones
Share in Chili, Cornbread, Coffee, and Pumpkin Bar provided by Chef Austin at Gatherings Cafe
Closing Remarks

>>>Concurrent MMIW Events happening across the state!<<<
Bemidji MMIW Walk: February 14 from 3pm to 5pm
Inger Local Indian Council MMIW Roundy and Feast
Mille Lacs Band Family Violence Prevention Program Event
Evergreen Youth & Family Services Youth Art Collaboration

Notes:
Parking and Transportation:

By car: Please note that parking is very limited! There is a small lot next to the Minneapolis American Indian Center, but we are requesting that you not park there unless you have a disability or are an elder. The Indian Center will still be having their usual programming since the march is during business hours, and we want to be respectful and leave spots available for folks to go about their business.
There is some street parking in the neighborhood, but if you plan to park on the street please plan to arrive early to give yourself sufficient time to find a spot and walk to the Indian Center. Also, please be courteous of the people living in the neighborhood and pay attention to signage to make sure you don’t get ticketed or
towed.

By light rail: You’ll want to take the Blue line to the Franklin Ave. Station. It’s a 5 minute walk right down Franklin to the Indian Center from this stop! We highly recommend using the light rail if possible to prevent traffic getting back up and parking troubles.

By bus: Here are a few of the lines that go right by the Indian Center:
• 2
• 9
• 14
• 67
For additional help planning a public transit route to the march, you can go to
https://www.metrotransit.org/imap/map.aspx