In a growing number of US families, the troubled national holiday of Thanksgiving has become an opportunity to recognize and reflect on the genocide of the continent's Indigenous Peoples. Finally ending that genocide means working to transform conditions of violence against Indigenous Peoples that persist today.
MADRE has worked closely with the International Indigenous Women's Forum (known by its Spanish acronym, FIMI) to defend the rights of Indigenous women within their communities and the rights of Indigenous Peoples nationally and globally. Key to this work has been strategizing new ways to combat violence against Indigenous women. We invite you, on this Thanksgiving Day, to check out FIMI's groundbreaking report, Mairin Iwanka Raya: Indigenous Women Stand against Violence.