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The American Indian Community Housing Organization is calling on advocates, city – county – state – national and tribal leaders, community members, and service providers to rise up in support of the movement to prevent and end MMIW AND domestic violence, which disproportionately affects millions of American Indians and Alaska Natives each year.
AICHO would like to say miigwech to artist Weshoyot (Tongva Nation from the Los Angeles Basin) who we commissioned for sharing her illustrated artwork piece for our billboard project and for bringing attention to the issue of MMIW. She is a comic book artist and illustrator and was born in the Santa Monica Mountains on the property of Satwiwa, a cultural center started by her father Art Alvitre. She grew up close to the land and raised with traditional knowledge that inspires the work she does today. (Info taken from her artist bio).
To find more about her, go to: https://www.weshoyot.com/ and find her on social media. Billboard was designed by Moira Villiard, Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe Direct Descendant & artist, utilizing Weshoyot’s artwork with artist permission. Billboard will be on display starting this week for up to 4 weeks in Onigaaminsing (Duluth, MN).
Download the published report by the Minnesota Task Force for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
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