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Oneida community walks for missing, murdered Indigenous women

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Posted at 12:24 PM, May 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-05 18:45:07-04

ONEIDA (NBC 26) — The Oneida Nation promoted a walk Wednesday intended to honor missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Wednesday falls on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day, recognized by both the White House and Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul.

The day is a reminder to help combat the abduction, homicide, violence and trafficking of Indigenous women, Kaul said.

“Today is a solemn day to remember those whose lives have been lost or who are missing due to abduction, homicide or trafficking,” he said. “But this is also a day when we can resolve to take action to help prevent future cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women.”

In July of 2020, Kaul announced the launching of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force, a partnership with Wisconsin Indigenous communities and the state Department of Justice, to address the issue.