Comm.UNITY supports Colville Youth Raising Awareness for MMIW

Updated: Jun 19

RIVERSIDE, WA, April 1, 2021— Beverlee “Joy” Abrahamson is a 20-year-old enrolled Colville Tribal Member. One of her biggest goals in life right now is to raise awareness of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) and to call attention to the amount of sexual and physical violence that women in her community are experiencing far too often.

As a victim of abuse and violence herself, Joy is hoping to share her story, to have a voice, and create a call-to-action within her community and surrounding areas. Abrahamson, along with her 17-year-old brother, Willy, have come forward with creative solutions to combat the amount of violence Indigenous women historically face in Washington State.