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Hudson to host march honoring missing, murdered indigenous women

May 03, 2022 12:30 am

Noah Eckstein is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media a march and day of awareness for missing and murdered indigenous people will take place the evening of May 6 in Hudson. The event is sponsored by Forge Project, a private native-led art, culture and decolonial education initiative in partnership with Radical Indigenous Survivance and Empowermen, or RISE, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education, dissemination and evolution of indigenous culture. Candice Hopkins, executive director of the Forge Project, said, “Our role at Forge is to raise awareness across the United States creating an understanding that this part of the Hudson Valley has been a place of displacement of natives." Indigenous women and girls are murdered at a rate 10 times higher than other ethnicities, according to Native Women’s Wilderness, a group that supports indigenous women. Many tribal nations consider the kidnapping and murder of indigenous people an epidemic, with some even considering it to be a form of genocide. The event will begin at the Henry Hudson Riverfront Park at 5:30 p.m., May 6, and conclude at Hudson City Hall around 7 p.m. During the event, remarks and chants will be offered for the purpose of raising awareness for those who go missing or are murdered. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.