By Pam Burke 

Graduate brings awareness of MMIW to ceremony

Wylee Brown takes advantage of outdoor ceremony to symbolize tragedy of missing and murdered indigenous women


Last updated 5/22/2020 at 11:45am

Havre Daily News/Jack Lambert

Daughter and father Wylee and Tom Brown ride their horses, Jose and Neechi, Sunday into Chinook High School's graduation ceremony at the Blaine County Fairgrounds in Chinook. Wylee Brown put symbols to raise awareness of the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women at the graduation ceremony.

Public awareness of the inordinately high number of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls has come increasingly to the forefront as a serious issue in the United States, as well as Canada, and one 2020 Chinook High School graduate, Wylee Brown, took the opportunity of her graduation ceremony to help spotlight the issue to her community.

Brown, who said it feels really good to be graduating, said she didn't know how she got the idea to make her unique statement that started with being able to ride her horse to the graduation ceremony, held this year at the Blaine County Fairground...

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