Remembering Our Sisters Forum

The Center for Native American Youth and Native Americans in Philanthropy graciously invite you to the Remembering Our Sisters Forum, a virtual event being held on May 5, 2022, at 3:00 pm EST.   

May 5th is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in the United States. Indigenous women, girls, trans and two-spirit+ people experience violence, sexual assault, go missing, and are murdered at the highest rates of any ethnic group. This epidemic of injustice has become known as the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirits+ (MMIWG2S+) crisis. In response to the crisis, the Center for Native American Youth created the Remembering Our Sisters Fellowship

The Remembering Our Sisters Forum will provide an opportunity for individuals to 1) hear directly from youth leaders about their work in the MMIWG2S+ movement, 2) learn more about the fellowship, and 3) discuss how leaders and philanthropy can support in addressing the crisis and centering youth voice and policy recommendations. During the forum, the Remembering Our Sisters Fellows will release the 2022 Remembering Our Sisters Policy Recommendations. 

Featured guests include: 

  • Erik Stegman, CEO, Native Americans in Philanthropy  
  • Evynn Richardson, Remembering Our Sisters Fellow 
  • Maya Sanchez, Remembering Our Sisters Fellow 
  • Lauren Poterek, Remembering Our Sisters Fellow 
  • Lily Painter, Remembering Our Sisters Fellow 
  • Gracie Aragon, Remembering Our Sisters Fellow 
  • Cordelia Falls Down, Remembering Our Sisters Fellow 
  • Miracle Spotted Bear, Music Artist 

Forum moderated by: 

  • Mary Kathryn Nagle, Lawyer and Playwright 

Let’s work together to increase the visibility and action to end the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit+ (MMIWG2S+) epidemic, advance policy to end violence against our Indigenous Peoples, and honor youth in solutions. 

If you have any questions, please contact Program Manager Cheyenne Brady at