What is Nichusak?
Nichushak (my women friends) is a women-led working group composed of social activists, lawyers, and artists. The group was brought together by the Lenape Center in Spring 2021 to focus on the issues surrounding the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples (MMIP) crisis in Lenapehoking.
Our mission is to promote the safety and wellbeing of Indigenous peoples through policy advocacy, social engagement, and artistic expression.
Nichusak collaborates and supports established advocacy and awareness efforts surrounding the MMIP crisis. The group works to meaningfully and substantively add to the existing conversations, spread awareness, advocate, and educate the public on the MMIP crisis. Nichusak works on restorative justice with a focus on the prevention of MMIP and its consequences for families, communities, and society.