Ribbon of sorrow
“The Ribbon of Sorrow” is a contemporary story of a young native, Marita Growing Thunder. As a senior at Polson High School, Marita Growing Thunder hand-sewed a colorful ribbon dress every single day of the term as part of a yearlong project dedicated to raising awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous women. She dedicated each dress — about 180 in all — to an individual missing or murdered Indigenous woman (MMIW), a feat she said is dwarfed by the knowledge that tens of thousands of women remain unaccounted for and don’t have a dress. Her story was so compelling that it received national attention with an article published in the N.Y. Times.