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MMIWG event in Nome to feature new remembrance song from Indigenous artist

Witty Youngman has been performing since 2012. She is a descendant of King Island Inupiat and an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Dakota tribe.
Witty Youngman has been performing since 2012. She is a descendant of King Island Inupiat and an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Dakota tribe. Photo courtesy Witty Youngman

Today, Indigenous musician Witty Youngman will premiere a song she has written in commemoration of National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls event being held in Nome.

The song “Forget Her Not” was recorded by Youngman this year and will be premiered at the MMIWG event at the Nome Recreation Center.

She is scheduled to perform at 4 p.m. Doors open at 3 p.m.

Youngman has been performing since 2012. She is a descendant of King Island Inupiat and an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Dakota tribe.

This year, a collaboration between Kawerak, Norton Sound Health Corporation and the Village of Solomon has seen a week of events culminating in the release of the song by Youngman, as well as remarks on Friday from local Indigenous leaders Kirsten Timbers and Melanie Bahnke, and Lt. Gov. Nancy Dahlstrom.

Image at top: Witty Youngman has been performing since 2012. She is a descendant of King Island Inupiat and an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Dakota tribe. Photo courtesy of Witty Youngman.

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