Your generous gift truly makes a difference in the lives of Native women and girls. Aheeiyeh (thank you) for your support.
Each gift made to the Native Women in Film & Television Call to Action ‘Why We Wear RED’ strengthens our mission to end violence against Native women and girls.
This initiative was christened “Why We Wear RED” in order to create a powerful slogan identified with a strong symbolic color and image of hand across the face to bring attention to the fact that not only are Indigenous Women more likely to be victims of these types of crimes, their plight is often ignored and their specific stories are missing from mainstream media, leading to even further victimization.
The Core theme of the #WhyWeWearRED campaign is the critical link between the lack of visibility in mainstream media and increased levels of violence against Native and Indigenous women. If a Native woman goes missing and her story is not widely distributed, this in turn leads to lower chances of apprehending the perpetrator, and both she and her story are lost forever.
If Indigenous women are excluded from mainstream media, their victimization is compounded because predators receive the message that this class of victims does not matter. To combat this problem, Red Nation Celebration Institute works diligently to increase the profile of the Native narrative in all types and forms of media. This campaign is broad-ranging in scope and impact given the 500-plus tribes and indigenous communities across the nation.
The campaign furthers RNCI’s goal of increasing the visibility of these forgotten women, and, by bringing the issue forward, educates Americans and the entertainment industry to transform the ways in which the underlying problem is addressed.
#TogetherWeCan hold perpetrators accountable. Join us and our collective voice in bringing national and global leadership in tribal communities and the media.
NWIFT provides educational resources and policy development—all of which are rooted in traditional lifeways and beliefs—for tribes and advocates across Indian Country and for the entertainment industry. Our offices are based in Los Angeles CA and in Santa Fe New Mexico.
Learn more about the critical link between Missing and Murdered Native Women & Girls and the Lack of Inclusion of Native and Indigenous Women in Film, Television, and Media at Native Women in Film.
Native Women in Film & Television #WhyWeWeWearRED is a program of Red Nation Celebration Institute a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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