Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Nationwide, the voices of Indigenous people have united to raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous woman and girls (MMIWG). Though awareness of the crisis is growing, data on the realities of this violence is scarce.

Symposium: Missing or Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives

On May 5, 2021, Attorney General Merrick Garland stated that “Generations of American Indians and Alaska Natives have experienced violence or mourned a murdered or missing family member or loved one. The lasting effects of such trauma and suffering ripple across their communities.” He also reaffirmed the Department of Justice's commitment to Tribes across the country who need and deserve federal resources to help bring answers and justice to their grieving communities. This commitment to tribes is echoed by the Departments of the Interior and Health and Human Services. In an effort to find lasting solutions to the public safety challenges Tribal communities encounter and to protect them from violence, abuse, and exploitation, a national symposium on missing or murdered indigenous persons (MMIP) related issues for federal, state, tribal and local stakeholders is being held September 14-16, 2021. This MMIP training is via webinar and will address important topics like data collection, victim advocacy, creating a community strategy for addressing missing persons, and working collaboratively across jurisdictions. The webinar is free.
September 14, 2021, 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm EDT
September 15, 2021, 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm EDT
September 16, 2021, 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm EDT
Learn more and register (registration deadline: September 10).

 

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Resources

Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men

  • 2010 Findings From the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey
    This report examines the prevalence of violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women and men, using a large nationally representative sample from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS). More specifically, it provides estimates of sexual violence, physical violence by intimate partners, stalking, and psychological aggression by intimate partners. It also provides estimates of interracial and intraracial victimizations and briefly examines the impact of violence. Results should be used to raise awareness and understanding about violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women and men. Read the full report.

 

Resources