Rosalie Fish Runs for MMIW

Rosalie Fish Runs for MMIW

Posted By Corinne Oestreich June 10th, 2019 Last Updated on: June 10th, 2019

“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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About Corinne Oestreich

Corinne Oestreich (Mohawk/Lakota) has been a writer with powwows.com since 2014. She lives in the state of CA, and enjoys attending and photographing many of the Northern CA powwows and events. She owns her own photography business and is also a Fellow with Changemaker Initiative in partnership with Ashoka.

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One thought on “Rosalie Fish Runs for MMIW

  1. Jonell Adams says:

    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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