2021 MMIW National Briefing - Addressing the National Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: Advocacy in Action
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) invites you to a briefing to understand the complex and ongoing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) crisis. The current systemic response to violence against Native women is inadequate and the rate at which we are losing our women is devastating to our tribal communities and to the Nation as a whole. Insufficient resources and lack of clarity on jurisdictional responsibilities have exacerbated efforts to locate those who are missing. The federal Indian legal framework is complex and creates many barriers for victims and Tribes working to protect their citizens. Moreover, resources are scarce, and culturally appropriate services are practically non-existent. Please join us to listen to survivor family members impacted by MMIW, local level tribal responses from victim service providers, and the tribal judicial branch. Because tribal sovereignty and safety for Native women are wholly intertwined, we will share national policy issues and recommendations in support of Tribal Nations to enhance safety for Native women.