You're Not Forgotten…

This is my new favorite photograph proudly displayed on my iPad. A photograph of a young Native American woman I shot at the recent Reno Women’s March who represents the You’re Not Forgotten movement. A movement that is looking for answers in the murders and disappearances of many Native girls in our country.
At the end of 2017, Native Americans and Alaska Natives made up 1.8 percent of ongoing missing cases in the FBI’s National Crime Information Center database, even though they represent 0.8 percent of the U.S. population. These cases include those lingering and open from year to year, but experts say the figure is low, given that many tribes don’t have access to the database. Native women accounted for more than 0.7 percent of the missing cases — 633 in all — though they represent about 0.4 percent of the U.S. population. #YouAreNotForgotten #NotInvisible
Data Source: Associated Press https://apnews.com/cb6efc4ec93e4e92900ec99ccbcb7e05

2020 Reno Women's March

The annual Reno Women’s March is in the history books as another success story. Native Americans, in their colorful outfits, are always a presence at this annual event.

Women’s Marchers assembled on Reno’s City Plaza before proceeding up Virginia Street to the Events Center.
Native Americans are always well represented during the annual Reno Women’s March in their colorful outfits.
Native Americans are always well represented during the annual Reno Women’s March in their colorful outfits.
Native Americans are always well represented during the annual Reno Women’s March in their colorful outfits.
Native Americans are always well represented during the annual Reno Women’s March in their colorful outfits.
Native Americans are always well represented during the annual Reno Women’s March in their colorful outfits.

Candlelight Vigil for Las Vegas Victims

Reno residence held a candlelight vigil on City Plaza for the victims of Sunday’s massacre of concertgoers at the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Resort.  59 were killed and more than 500 were injured during the shooting incident.

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Juggalos revolt

There was a small gathering of Juggalos and Juggalettes on Reno’s City Plaza to protest the Justice Department’s National Gang Intelligence Center’s naming them a loosely organized hybrid gang, like the Crips, Bloods and MS-13. Juggalos are fans of Insane Clown Posse, a rap group that calls itself the most hated band in the world. The annual Gang Threat Assessment report said the Juggalos engaged in criminal activity and violence.  The group claims otherwise.  The local gathering was small compared to the rally in Washington, DC.

People of Reno - Lone Protester