Indigenous women, girls, trans, and two-spirit people experience violence, sexual assault, go missing, and are murdered at the highest rates of any ethnic group. This epidemic of injustice has become known as the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirits+ (MMIWG2S+) crisis. We will never forget our sisters who have been lost to this crisis. Their memories have inspired the creation of the Remembering Our Sisters Fellowship.
The Remembering Our Sisters Fellowship is a virtual storytelling and digital arts program that empowers young Indigenous women and femme-identifying leaders (ages 18-24) to raise awareness, to honor our sisters and families affected by the MMIWG2S+ epidemic, and to push for better policies that address this crisis. Our goal is to equip Remember Our Sisters Fellows with tools, resources, and a platform to further empower these leaders to advocate for:
1) Increased visibility and action to end the MMIWG2S+ epidemic and
2) Advance policy to end violence against our Indigenous sisters
Remembering Our Sisters Fellows
Throughout this nine-month fellowship, Remembering Our Sisters Fellows create digital art and digital storytelling projects that bring attention and awareness to the MMIWG2S+ epidemic. Fellows are also provided resources, technical assistance, mentorship, the opportunity to hear and learn from fellow advocates and leaders of the movement, peer-to-peer learning, and a platform to share and elevate their projects. Fellows receive stipends to assist the development of projects, support from the Center for Native American Youth staff, and are a part of a cohort of young, like-minded Indigenous femme-identifying leaders in the MMIWG2S+ movement.
2022-2023 Fellowship Applications are Now Available
Applications for the 2022-2023 fellowship class will remain open until Friday, September 9, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST.