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EventsApril 14, 2023

Student Group Bringing Awareness to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Written By: Ian Silvester

On Monday, April 17, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students will be marching to bring awareness to missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW).

The UAFS Native American Student Association (NASA) is behind the inaugural event, which will start at the campus bell tower and march around campus. Jade Cossey, NASA president, says the purpose of the march is to “remember those who are gone and give a voice to those still missing.”

As part of the event, red sand will be spread throughout the UAFS campus as part of the Red Sand Project – an initiative using red sand to fill cracks as a visual to bring awareness to human trafficking.

National MMIW Day is May 5. Cossey hopes the UAFS MMIW March and Red Sand Project will bring awareness to the women lost, not just for one day out of the year.

Email Jade Cossey at or NASA vice president Amber Walker at for more information.

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