DULUTH, MN-- Friday in Duluth a girls basketball game helped highlight a tragic trend in our community.
The Marshall girl's basketball team dedicated Friday's game to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Players, coaches, and families wore red in solidarity and to help bring awareness.
A drum honor song was also played.
Parents tell us this was an important moment to help keep their daughters from a fate suffered by so many others.
Organizer, Korii Northrup says drawing attention to the issue makes for a better future.
"I mostly do this for my daughters and I want to build a nice safe environment for them to live in. I don't want them to be a statistic and if that were to happen, I want them to be able to have a welcoming community that is built on healthy things for survivors, " Northrup said.
There was also a special halftime presentation to mark the occasion.
On February 14th there will be a march to honor Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women.
For more information on the march, you can visit here.