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New Fund aids Search for MMIW

Information about MMIW Rewarded  A New fund aims to aid in the Search for Missing Murdered Relatives launched as a collaboration between Community Organizations Mending the Sacred Hoop and Native Lives Matter alongside Duluth City Officials. Spurred by the still unsolved case of Sheila St Claire, local groups are binding together to reward information hoping to solve these cases. WDIO   As part of our Ongoing efforts to support the families and our relatives, Heart Berry is donating ALL PROFITS Saturday January 29 to this information reward fund.  If you would like to donate directly Mending the Sacred Hoop email and for more information email or or   All Profits made at Heart Berry this Saturday -January 29 will...

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Innovative collaboration raises funds and visibility for the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition “More than fans, we are a community. United by our love of the game and our home. We are United.” Coordinated by House Representative Jamie Becker Finn, the MN United Dark Clouds Soccer Club has collaborated with Heart Berry, a small Ojibwe owned business to bring a fundraiser this Indigenous People’s Day.   We all want to know ‘What can I do?’  This Indigenous People’s Day an innovative and unique collaboration brings together love for the game of soccer with love for the community. “This is a rare win-win-win for Minnesotans, Native women, the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition, allies, and Heart Berry” says Howes, CEO...

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Art and the MMIW Movement

Why does art even matter anyway? Shouldn't we be doing more? The power of an image can hit you in the stomach and lodge itself in our heart.  We are all carrying parts of the MMIW epidemic in our stomach and our hearts as well.   Art makes us VISIBLE.  When we as Indigenous people are SEEN, we cannot be denied. The Movement to address the MMIW epidemic is gaining ground. We need powerful imaging of ourselves as strong, fierce, and resilient.  We need to be reminded that we are not only survivors but victors.   The art of the MMIW movement is an incredible example of how we as Indigenous people wrap ourselves around a concept and make it beautiful.  Any search of...

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