November 19, 2023 - Yosemite National Park officials say "Today, November 19, on #RedShawlDay we bring attention to the disproportionate violence faced by American Indians and Alaska Natives across the country.
According to the Department of Justice, women of these demographics go missing and are murdered at a rate ten times greater than the national average.
By commemorating the lives lost with the color red, we hope that a brighter spotlight on this tragedy may illuminate a path to greater justice, security, and closure for these victims and their communities."
To learn more about the crisis, visit https://www.bia.gov/.../missing-and-murdered-indigenous...
Red Shawl draped over Sentinel Bridge with a view of Half Dome Photo credit: NPS