The event brought together performers and speakers from multiple community agencies to commemorate the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Several people wearing red gathered on the steps of the Big Horn County Courthouse on Wednesday, most of them carrying signs with the name of a young woman who had just turned 18 when she went missing.
For six days, Grace Bulltail sat in a maroon camp chair on the side of the road in a residential neighborhood in Hardin. Near her, a chain-link fence stood adorned with flowers in memory of her 18-year-old niece, Kaysera Stops Pretty Places, who was found dead there one year ago.
Spirit Women, a project aimed at helping families honor and grieve the death of a loved one, will put faces to the staggering statics of missing and murdered indigenous people in Montana.
Photos from two community meetings put on by the Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force at City College and the DoubleTree Hotel in Billings on…
The task force was announced Tuesday, a week after a rally held for 18-year-old Kaysera Stops Pretty Places, who went missing in August and was found dead two days later.
A vase of pink lilies rests near the spot where Kaysera Stops Pretty Places' body was found.