Indian Country Rising: One Billion Rising is a campaign that was created in conjunction with V-Day. 1 in 3 women will be raped, killed, or beaten in her lifetime - that’s one billion women. In Indian Country, 1 in 3 women will be raped in her lifetime, women are 2.5 times more likely to be stalked, and women are murdered at 10 times the national average. We decided that on February 14th, 2013 (V-day) we will be round dancing, having a powwow, side-stepping, and feeding, to stop violence against women. We want the rest of Indian Country to rise with us.
We created a sister page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/All.Nations.Rising), and want it to be a community forum. We want to hear your ideas, plans, and see your own homemade videos about why you will be Rising. We want Indian Country to have a place to go to get organized for V-Day. As Save Wiyabi Project’s co-founder notes in the above video, “What better way for us to change than to dance this issue away.”