Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women May Day event hopes to bring awareness

Dozens gathered by the lake on Sunday for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women May Day event.

Standing in the rain, attendees prayed and shared personal stories and statistics about how many native women go missing and why. Flowers were brought as well and placed in the water.

"We want to memorialize missing and murdered indigenous women, and we also want to call attention to sex trafficking in the harbor," said Co-Organizer Shawn Carr. "Women who have been dumped in the lake, native women. We put the flowers out to memorialize the missing and murdered women."

This was the eighth year of this event, but it will be the last due to challenges organizing it.