“MMIWG are the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. There is an innate difficulty to grapple with the extent and impact of these missing and murdered American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls. At a rate of 15 missing each day, they are rarely accounted for in federal statistics. The impact ranges from reservations to urban communities. This piece was created to bring awareness to this epidemic. The spirits of these missing women and girls need guidance to the next life – many of them have not been given a proper burial and send-off. The hummingbirds, or “Miiich” in the Keres language, serve as guides and protectors for these lost mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts and loved ones so that they are able to return home.” -Virgil Ortiz
TABOO II opens 4.27.19. See details.