The march is uniting indigenous people to "stand together to bring awareness to the injustices" affecting their people and culture.
On January 18th, 2019, we are uniting the Indigenous peoples across the World to stand together to bring awareness to the injustices affecting Indigenous men, women and children from North, Central and South America, Oceania, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. #ipmdc19 pic.twitter.com/51Xz7cFV16— Indigenous Peoples Movement (@IndigenousPpls) December 7, 2018
A group of independent organizations, activists and tribal councils came together to organize the event.
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"Today, I’m making the little girl in me feel visible. I remember being 11 in the nineties and seeing the FIRST person who looked like me in a magazine. It was an advertisement in Teen Magazine for the American Indian College Fund. • I tore the add out and kept it in my dresser for years. Looking at it made me feel something deep inside of me. I felt less invisible. I got stronger when I looked at it. I carried it around with me for years, folded it up and took it to college. • In the 90s we weren't as connected as we are today. The images I saw were colonized ...Most of the barbies were blond. • Today I feel visible and see how much support is behind a new generation demanding more." • This is #whyimarch • Sarah Rose Harper/@sarahroseharper is Eastern Band Cherokee 4 generations removed from living on boundary/Rez/Qualla boundary. • Her homebase is Cincinatti, Ohio. Shawnee and Miami Land. • "My main work is social media- I use my personal platform and image to normalize, educate and inspire around indigenous issues." • #ipmdc19 #indigneous #indigenouspeople #indigenouspride #indigenousrights #indigenousrising #indigenousresistance #indigenouswomenrise #indigenousknowledge #indigenousculture #indigenousunited #firstnations #firstnationsrights #firstnationsculture #firstnationspeople #aboriginal #aboriginalculture #native #nativeland #nativepride #nativerising #nativerights
The march was scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. with a prayer and finish with a rally.
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