Protect Our Native Sisters Coalition (PNSC) Rally and Demonstration:If you can make it to this rally, please come and show your support.
April 9th, 2010
At least 48 rape cases have been reported in the Phillips community, 3rd Precinct, since June 2009, according to the Minneapolis, City of Lakes, Crime Maps website. Many more cases in the Native community have gone unreported. Amnesty International’s 2007 report, “The Maze of Injustice: The failure to protect Indigenous women from sexual violence in the USA,” stated that one in three Native women will be raped in her lifetime.
The Protect Our Native Sisters Coalition is calling for a peaceful rally and demonstration of support for Native women on Friday, April 9, 2010. Those in support will gather at 10:00 a.m. in the parking lot across from the American Indian Center at 1530 East Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis and walk to the Minneapolis City Hall at 350 South 5th Street. A bus will carry the walkers back to the parking lot.
The Protect our Native Sisters Coalition urgently calls on all Native women, men, community leaders, allies and supporters to walk with us and demand an end to this violence now.
If you cannot make it to this rally then you can still support the prevention of violence against native women. Read the Amnesty International report to understand the problems and then help be part of the solution. Small actions from each of us who don't approve of this violence can make huge positive changes happen.
Those who commit violence depend on most non-violent people giving up and looking the other way.