WE ARE STILL HERE AND THIS IS OUR STORY
A group exhibit co-curated and featuring work by Indigenous women artists to honor and advocate for our nations Missing and Murdered Indigenous People.
We are Still Here and This is Our Story is an impactful exhibit intended to bring awareness to our nation’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP). This crisis is prevalent and widespread in North America yet its significance has been diminished for far too long. Montana currently has the highest rate of missing and murdered Indigenous people in the United States. There are currently 243 people documented as missing or murdered, a figure that is considered low due to underreporting and inadequate data. Of these cases, 86% are unsolved. The fight for recognition and support continues. As a nation have a duty to speak out against these injustices and to the widespread loss of human life.
The Emerson has provided a platform for these women artists to share their stories through contemporary art, beadwork, and fashion design. MMIP has impacted the entire Indigenous community with too many experiencing losses first hand. We invite you to visit these exhibits, learn more about MMIP, and support the efforts to raise awareness in your local community and worldwide.
Check back soon for more information about where this exhibit is currently on display and how you can view it.
This exhibit is made possible through the generosity and support of these sponsors: