Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women National Day of Action: Uplifting the Voices of MMIW Surviving Families
In some tribal communities, American Indian women face murder rates more than 10 times the national average. In responding to this national crisis, we recognize systemic barriers that exacerbate efforts to locate missing victims for families, communities, and tribal nations. Over the last decade, awareness of MMIW as a national issue has increased, but more must be done to stop disappearances and save lives.
By learning from the experiences of surviving family members of MMIW, the movement can work to achieve the reforms needed to safeguard the lives of Indigenous women and strengthen the authority of Indian nations to protect their citizens.