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  • Museum of Native American History 202 Southwest O Street Bentonville, AR, 72712 United States (map)

MONAH is honored to host Matriarch as part of our Native Conversations and Creative Visions series on SATURDAY, JUNE 22. Four out of five Native Women are impacted by violence today (1). Join us as we honor and raise awareness missing and murdered indigenous women.

Matriarch promotes the social welfare of Native women through education, community building, and direct services to create positive change within our communities.

Guests will be invited to understand more about Native life and traditions through a hands-on Creative Visions Workshop. As a part of Native culture, handkerchiefs have been used as an awareness tool and will be utilized in a one of a kind workshop that will reveal their use in Indigenous culture, both historical and contemporary. The workshop will be held at 3 PM. Registration is required.

The Matriarch women will then perform a spoken word performance, speaking to each letter of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, their personal connection to the subject, and statistics on MMIW. Each woman brings her own unique style of performance that incorporates their Indigenous languages and culture. The performance will be held at 5:30 PM. Registration is encouraged, but NOT required.

KUAF/Ozarks at Large’s Jacqueline Froelich interviewed Matriarch’s Sarah Adams-Cornell. Check it out here.

  1. "CSVANW - Coalition to STOP Violence Against Women." CSVANW Coalition to STOP Violence Against Women. Accessed April 02, 2019.