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Culture Night – #MMIW

May 1, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A Special Culture Night:  Honor, Awareness, and Healing Community (#MMIWpdx)
This event is sponsored by City of Portland, Multnomah County, Metro Regional Government, NAYA Family Center, Native Wellness Institute, PSU Institute for Tribal Governance, and The Old Church Concert Hall.

The #MMIW movement was born out of the alarming rate of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada and the United States that most often goes unnoticed. This event hopes to bring awareness of this silent epidemic to the forefront. Join advocates, family members of victims, and survivors, to learn more about this issue. This gathering of community will provide an evening of awareness and solidarity. Come and support the efforts to raise awareness of the impact of MMIW in Portland.

The event will include remarks from elected officials, Native youth from the Staying Sacred Program and Grant High School, Sergeant John Williamson of the Nez Perce Tribal Police Department, Portland Police Bureau, Educator Patsy Whitefoot of the Yakama Nation, and more.

Dinner 5:30 PM
Program 7 PM

A proclamation to honor May 5, 2019 as National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women will be formally recognized by Portland City Council on Wednesday, May 1st at 10:15am.

Additional  events are listed below:

Monday, April 29 – Friday, May 3
MMIW Red Dress Art Exhibit
When: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Tuesday, April 30
MMIW Bill HB 2625 Public Hearing 
When: 8:30 am
Where: Hearing Room C, Oregon State Capitol
900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301
Sponsor: Rep. Tawna Sanchez

Wednesday, May 1
City of Portland Proclamation 
When: 10:15 am -10:45 am
Where: Council Chambers, City Hall
1221 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204
Sponsor: Mayor Ted Wheeler

Unseen, Unheard, Unprotected: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women – Informational Panel 
When: 12:00pm -1:30 pm
Where: PSU Native American Student and Community Center
710 SW Jackson St, Portland, OR 97201
Sponsor: City of Portland, Multnomah County, Metro Regional Government, and Insititute for Tribal Government

MMIWpdx: Honor, Awareness, Healing Community Event
When: 5:30 pm Dinner; 7:00 pm -8:00 pm Program
Where: The OId Church
1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
Sponsors: City of Portland, Multnomah County, Metro Regional Government, Institute for Tribal Government, The Old Church, Human Rights Commission, and Native Wellness Institute

Thursday, May 2
Multnomah County Proclamation 
When: 10:00 am
Where: Boardroom, Multnomah County Building
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

Metro Proclamation 
When: 2:00 pm
Where: Council Chamber, Metro Regional Center
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

Saturday, May 4
Red Dress Special @ 48th Annual Naimuma Pow Wow
When: 4:00-4:45
Where: PSU Viking Pavilion
930 SW Hall St, Portland, OR 97201
Sponsor: Miss Naimuma


May 1, 2019
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Chenoa Landry


The Old Church
1422 SW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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