Quilt honors missing, murdered

Sierra Native Alliance

Sierra Native Alliance’s Youth Leadership group created a quilt in honor of murdered and missing indigenous women (MMIW), which is on display at Truckee Donner Community Rec Center until February 2023.

Inspired by the symbol of the Red Dress, the quilt squares honor the beauty and strength of indigenous women affected by violence and brings awareness to an epidemic that has been invisible to mainstream media. The three figures in the center represent the heartbreaking statistic that more than 1 in 3 Native girls and women have been sexually assaulted. In addition, May 5 has been set aside as national MMIW Remembrance Day. | tdrpd.org, sierranativealliance.org