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By Averi Roberts
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Lending a hand(print): Athletes raise awareness for missing, murdered Indigenous women

 

Last updated 2/2/2021 at 2:32pm

Devin Whetstone

The red handprint that Jordan Daniel wears across her face represents a message that Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Movement wants out: "We will not be silenced."

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...



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