Rising Hearts is honored and grateful to host our 4th annual event and 2nd year in a row to support NIWRC, as well as Native Women’s Society of the Great Plains and Kola Shippentower Thompson of Enough iz Enough, to bring the community together to honor, uplift, and send prayers for our missing and murdered Indigenous relatives, their families, and for the advocates within these spaces - their dedication and their heart work to support the families, communities, the advocacy and finding solutions to end this epidemic.
We have a big goal – to give back in a big way! Join us in this virtual run and events to help us raise $250,000 to give back to the communities in this work so that we can end the violence and systemic barriers that are happening and to run for justice and healing.
Run in solidarity! Wear red on May 5th – and through the 9th. Uplift this movement and the heart work.- Join a team or create a team- Purchase stickers and water bottles- Sponsor a relative/donate an entry- Options to just donate
Let's continue to build community. Let's show up in whatever way we can. Let's support those in this work and the families. Let's find solutions to ending this epidemic.
“The current reports of abduction and murder of Native women and girls are alarming and represent one of the most horrific aspects of the spectrum of violence committed against Native women. The issues surrounding missing and murdered Native women must be brought into the public's awareness to increase accountability of the justice systems. Now is the time for action!” -Lucy Simpson, Diné, NIWRC Executive Director
"Running is medicine. Running is tradition. Running is healing. Running is prayer. Running is community. Indigenous people are known for running – for the messages they carry – for the prayers they carry – for the tradition it brings. Running can help raise awareness of the things most important to us and to help build community through running. To acknowledge the past and what Native people have had to experience to be here today. We celebrate the present existence of Indigenous people and all the good medicine we bring to our relatives and our communities. As we look ahead – we have the opportunity to dismantle current systems of oppression and racism and rebuild a better and visible future for our peoples and lands! Our relatives across Turtle Island (North America) are sharing so much of their heart work to support their communities and build a future for our next generations. This virtual race is to call people in and support these amazing initiatives and efforts." – Jordan Marie Daniel
Rising Hearts has collaborated with 6N Sporting Apparel!6N comes from 6 Nations. The Iroquois Confederacy or Haudenosaunee is made up of 6 tribes Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida & Mohawk. In the 1700s Tuscarora was adopted into the Confederacy. Being Haudenosaunee owned business we take influence from our own culture and teachings. Sticking together and showing support for everyone. Which is why we are a completely custom apparel company as we have helped young Indigenous athletes raise tuition all across North America. If you'd like to purchase a T-Shirt please click on the button below!
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO SUPPORT AND PARTICIPATE!Select the 5K, 10K & HM Trifecta and Save $35 Off Full Registration & Support All 3 Organizations!
National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
Native Women’s Society of the Great Plains
Run/Walk All Three Distances!Funds Distributed to 3 Organizations:Goal: $100K to National Indigenous Women’s Resource CenterGoal: $100K to Native Women’s Society of the Great PlainsRising Hearts
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Additional donations are evenly distributed to the 3 organizations:
- National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center- Native Women’s Society of the Great Plains- Rising Hearts
Items will not be shipped internationally.You can still participate and post your times/photos!
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Bundle of 6 - One of EACH sticker below!
'21 Running On Native Land Sticker
Bundle of 5 Stickers
Rising Hearts 2" Circle
NIWRC - Justice
NIWRC - No More Stolen Sisters
No More Stolen Relatives - Running for Justice
No More Stolen Relatives - Protect the Sacred
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Rising Hearts has collaborated with 6N Sporting Apparel with support from Native Americans of Verizon! 6N comes from 6 Nations. The Iroquois Confederacy or Haudenosaunee is made up of 6 tribes Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida & Mohawk. In the 1700s Tuscarora was adopted into the Confederacy. Being Haudenosaunee owned business we take influence from our own culture and teachings. Sticking together and showing support for everyone. Proceeds from shirts will be donated by 6N to the Seneca Native American Youth Organization! We are grateful for this collaboration and support, but most importantly, being able to help give back to support our communities - is everything!"
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5K RUN/WALKNational Indigenous Women's Resource CenterNIWRC is a Native-led nonprofit organization dedicated to ending violence against Native women and children. The NIWRC provides national leadership in ending gender-based violence in tribal communities by lifting up the collective voices of grassroots advocates and offering culturally grounded resources, technical assistance and training, and policy development to strengthen tribal sovereignty.
THEIR MISSION: Our mission is to provide national leadership to end violence against American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women by supporting culturally grounded, grassroots advocacy.
THEIR VISION: Restoration of sovereignty and safety for Native women.
This is our 2nd year in supporting NIWRC - through Jordan's 28-mile prayer run last year, the virtual content and discussions we helped to organize, raised funds for NIWRC - we are honored to do it again & for you to be part of it!
“The sheer scale of the violence resulting in missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW) with the groundswell of survivor families, advocates and tribal leaders, and the abysmal failure by the government to adequately address it, partially explains why the MMIW issue has reached national attention and action. That is why tribal self-determination and sovereignty must continue to be restored with adequate resources provided to implement tribally based solutions for the protection, safety and healing of their citizens and Native women, who stand as the heart of their nations.” -Rose M. Quilt, Yakama, NIWRC Director of Policy and Research
10K RUN/WALKNative Women's Society of the Great Plains
The Native Women’s Society of the Great Plains, Reclaiming Our Sacredness, represents the rural, isolated tribes in a six-state area of the northern Great Plains. Active members are Native women who are either staff or volunteers of tribal government operated or community-based service programs offering services in domestic violence or sexual assault.
The Society evolved from the need for the small individual programs to have support, share promising practices and frustrations, network, obtain culturally and linguistically specific technical assistance, training, consultation, and collaborate to strengthen strategies and responses to violence in their respective tribal communities. The geographical area that constitutes the service area of the Society includes tribes in southern Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska.
HALF MARATHONFunds raised will go to Rising Hearts
Rising Hearts is an Indigenous-led grassroots organization committed to the heart work in elevating Indigenous voices, promoting and supporting intersectional collaborative efforts across all movements with the goals of racial, social, climate, and economic justice. Our primary focuses are to inform, elevate, mobilize, and organize through strategic and targeted advocacy, establishing collaborative partnerships to help create a better and safer future and environment for all of our relatives who inhabit this planet, past, present, and future.
Funds from this virtual run will help support the Running on Native Lands Initiative, Indigenous Wellness through Movement Series, Advocacy and community organizing efforts for 2021, delivering masks and supplies to relatives and communities in need until everyone is safe and no longer in a pandemic, Running with Purpose community club team and planning for collaborative events in May 2021 for National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and relatives.
May 5th – What is it?May 5th as a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
TRIGGER WARNING:A congressional resolution to designate May 5th as a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls has been introduced. The resolution was drafted in memory of Hanna Harris (Northern Cheyenne) who was murdered July, 2013. The resolution was first introduced in April 2016 on the same day that RoyLynn Rides Horse (Crow) passed away after having been beaten, burned, and left in a field to die. Nearly 200 tribal, national, and state organizations supported this resolution. To learn more about the work that went into this – visit www.niwrc.org.
On May 5, 2018, the United States Senate passed a co-sponsored resolution to declare May 5th, a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Womxn. This includes our 2 Spirits, girls, boys, men, elders, LGBTQ, non-binary relatives & relatives with disabilities – all relatives. This epidemic is across Indian Country on Turtle Island and expands beyond colonial borders.
SOME FACTS for CONTEXT:In 2016, 5,712 Indigenous women and girls were reported missing – only 116 were logged into the Department of Justice database. That is UNACCEPTABLE!- 3rd leading cause of death – murder- UIHI identified 506 cases of MMIWG across 71 selected urban cities, 75% of the cases had no Tribal affiliation listed.- 66 of the 506 cases were tied to domestic and sexual violence- 4 in 5 will experience sexual/domestic violence/violence in their lifetime
CHALLENGES AND BARRIERS:- Lack of accurate representation within the data- Institutionalized racism / racism in general /systems of oppression / stereotypes / lack of action from law enforcement, governmental agencies (state and federal_- Lack of proper training with Law Enforcement and Government- Not enough representation from families and advocates on Taskforce's, Operation Lady Justice and involvement in policy.
REPORTS TO LEARN FROM:Urban Indian Health Institute – Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Report Sovereign Bodies Institute ReportsSovereign Bodies Institute WebinarsTribal Law and Policy InstituteUrban Indigenous Collective: MMIWGT2S NYC+Seeding Sovereignty
@niwrc / @sovereignbodies / @threesisterscollective / @native_women_running / @mmiwhoismissing / @restoringancestralwinds / @urbanindianhealthinstitute / @urbanindigenouscollective / @sunny_redbear / @seedingsovereignty
Tribal Law & Policy Institute
Native Women's Society of the Great Plains
Watch the film BLACKFEET BOXING
Support legislation centered on ending this violence
Follow hashtags: #NotInvisible / #MMIR / #MMIW / #MMIWG / #MMIWG2S / #MMIP
Follow my saved HIGHLIGHTS to learn more about MMIR via my IG - @nativein_la
4 laps on a track = 1 Mile12.5 laps on a track = 5K25 laps on a track = 10KTreadmillMapMyRun.comFind a Certified USATF CourseSome run/walk events display course maps at elitefeats.comMany parks have measured 'fitness' trails open to the publicDownload free app Strava & hit 'Record'
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1. Run/walk whenever & wherever you'd like!2. Starting on the event date go to Running for Justice 3. Search for your name - click Update.4. Enter your time.5. OPTIONAL upload up to 5 photos!
EARLY REGISTRANTS (before start day) can start posting times ON start day!LATE REGISTRANTS (after start day) allow up to 24 hours to post times.BIB MAILING begins Monday prior to start day. If you register after this, please allow 3-5 business days to receive.You don't need the bib to participate, it's a keepsake!
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