Marchers demand justice for Gallup’s Natives – Idle No More

by Shondiin Silversmith – Navajo Times

Dozens of people marched along Highway 66 in Gallup for the Native people who lost their lives in the city.

At least 60 people marched down Route 66 through Gallup on April 4 holding up black and yellow signs with bold letters stating, “Stop Racist Violence Against Natives.”

Printed underneath were the names of Native people who lost their lives due to unnatural causes in the City of Gallup since 2013.

“We hold the City of Gallup responsible for these deaths and for its continued negligence and active discrimination against Native people living in Gallup — especially the poor and homeless,” stated a press release.

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