You are here

Pocket Guide: When a Loved One Goes Missing - Understanding and Responding to the Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Published Date: 
Sunday, November 8, 2020

This comprehensive 3.5 x 5.5” pocket guide is designed to be broadly used by families and advocacy organizations to respond when a Native woman goes missing. It provides:

- Immediate steps to take in the first 72 hours

- Background information on missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW)

- What legal rights exist and where they come from

- Who has authority to investigate the missing person’s case

- Who has jurisdiction to prosecute a murder, abduction, or related MMIW crime

- What other resources are available to assist the family or Native community

This pocket guide is a part of our MMIW Toolkit for Understanding and Responding to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women for Families and Communities.