The Hurting Song is spreading awareness to new audiences at the NYC Fashion Week in the National Geographic Building in partnership with Hazel Stabler and her fashion line, Buffalo Hunt, dedicating this season’s collection to couture with an MMIW message. We will be screening unseen footage and live music performance on the runway. Together we can all find ways to make this issue a point of discussion and action until we can bring our lost sisters home. Live Performance by The Martin Sisters, Kylie Jim and finale music from Neon Nativez
Fashion Line: Hazel Stabler
Location: The National Geographic Building
Film: The Hurting Song a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women documentary
Photographer/Director: Pete Sands
Executive Producer: Corrie Caster
Producer: Sahar Khadjenoury III
Music by: Kylie Jim Martin Sisterz Ateekee Neon Nativez
Behind the Scenes
🎬 Behind the Scenes: The Hurting Song and Buffalo Hunt Camp at New York Fashion Week from soundcheck to the makeup chairs. Taking our voices to a larger platform and reaching new audiences was so meaningful for everyone wanting to spread awareness for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women/Girls of our communities.
🔖Fact: “American Indian and Alaska Native women experience higher levels of violence than other US women. Nearly 84% experience violence in their lifetime, according to a 2016 report from the National Institute of Justice. This includes 56% who have experienced sexual violence and roughly the same percentage who have experienced physical violence by an intimate partner. Research shows more than a third of women who have been raped have contemplated suicide, and 13% have attempted, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.” Alia A. Dastagir for USA Today.