MMIW will be Focus on Indigenous Peoples Day in Pomona, Calif.
POMONA, Calif. — The focus of the Second Annual Indigenous Peoples Day in Pomona, California will be on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Woman (MMIW). Tribal chairman Dee Dee Manzanares Ybarra, Rumšen Ohlone, and Gabrieleño/Kizh, invites the public to join the event at the village of Nordena (Ganesha Park) this Saturday, October 12 from 10 am – 7 pm.
This celebration will include the tipi that represents Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. This tipi is usually home in northern California. However, the A.I.M traveled to bring this tipi down to the Kizh Nation.
The families of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women will be present as well as many others. They will put their handprint upon this tipi to create an everlasting message that these women were significant and important to their communities.