Lending a hand(print): Athletes raise awareness for missing, murdered Indigenous women
Last updated 2/2/2021 at 2:32pm
PHOENIX-The sight can be jarring: As a runner's graceful stride brings her closer, her face comes into focus.
A rich, red handprint covers her mouth.
We will not be silenced.
The painted hand has become a powerful symbol for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Movement, known as MMIW, a cause boosted by the increasing number of athletes embracing it.
"I didn't really think the paint would impact me as much," said Rosalie Fish, a member of the Cowlitz Tribe of southwest Washington and a standout runner whose stops have included the Nike Cross Regional Southwest in Casa Grande. "I would...