Red Ribbon Skirt Society

May 2, 2019

In The Moment ... May 2, 2019 Show 567 Hour 2

Lynette VanEpp-Smith, Mary Black Bonnet, Lily Mendoza & Carla Douglas
Credit Lee Strubinger

Members of the Red Ribbon Skirt Society join In The Moment for a round table discussion on Missing and Murdered Indigeous Women awareness.

Lily Mendoza is the co-founder of the Red Ribbon Skirt Society. Mary Black Bonnet, Citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, is with the Rapid City Literacy Council. Clara Douglas of the Okanagan First Nations and Shuswap First Nations of Canada specializes in grief and bereavement, sex trafficking and LGBT issues. Lynette Van Epps-Smith is a retired teacher.

Members of the Red Ribbon Skirt Society gathered around the microphones in SDPB's Black Hills Studio to remember stolen sisters. They are reading the names of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirited. These are people from our region whose disappearances or deaths have never been solved.