KALSIPELL — A candlelight vigil to honor the memory of a teen who was found dead in a field near Hardin earlier this month will be held on Wednesday evening in Kalispell.
A funeral service was held on Sunday for the 16-year-old Hardin girl who was reported missing on New Year’s Day.
The group Love Lives Here in the Flathead Valley notes in a social media post that “all people in the community, Native and non-Native, are welcome to attend this vigil.”
Wednesday evening’s vigil will take place from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Community Spirit Monument in Kalispell’s Woodland Park.
People who plan on attending the event are being asked to bring candles and to wear red.
Event organizers say in addition to remembering Not Afraid, the vigil also seeks to bring attention to the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) in Montana.