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Rosalie Fish Runs for MMIW

Posted By PowWow Articles June 10th, 2019 Last Updated on: January 19th, 2022

“This weekend was really not like anything I’ve ever done or ever felt before,” she said after her last race.

“It’s the first time I ran for anyone other than myself. … This is the first time I’ve ever made a scene and not been apologetic.” -Rosalie Fish



Rosalie ran with red paint handprint across her face and MMIW written on her body to bring attention to the epidemic during a State match at Eastern Washington University. 

“As a Native runner, it goes without saying you run for Native people,” Fish said. “You have to realize you represent Indian Country.” -Rosalie Fish

To read the article by Seattle Times click here. 


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Jonell Adams

Rosalie,
Thank you for being who you are, so young but out there making a stand. I watched the race, that was AWESOME! I am so proud of you. May the higher power keep you in his hands forever. Keep your chin up and your shoulders back. You are one strong Native girl.

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