More V-Day Dancing: Save Wiyabi Project and All Nations Rising

As Us is a new literary journal showcasing works by underrepresented writers particularly Indigenous women and women of color. The V-Day special issue is dedicated to raising awareness of violence against women in Native American and First Nations communities through the All Nations Rising and the Save Wiyabi projects.


Save Wiyabi’s involvement with 1 Billion Rising (1 in 3 women will be raped, beaten, or killed in her lifetime, that means 1 billion women around the world) stems from the fact that Native American and First Nation women have identical statistics; and violence in our communities continues at these extremely high rates. “1 Billion Rising is a global movement to end violence against women through dance, and we as a dancing people, we will be round dancing, side-stepping, and powwow-ing these issues away on VDay,” according to Chief Lauren Elk.