Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls National Day of Action: Uplifting the Voices of MMIW
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) invites you to join us to honor missing and murdered Indigenous women and uplift the voices of surviving family members.
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 the federal Indian legal framework is complex and creates many barriers for victims, their families, communities, and tribal nations. Insufficient resources and lack of clarity on jurisdictional responsibilities have exacerbated efforts to locate those who are missing
By learning from the experiences of surviving family members, the movement can work to achieve the changes needed to safeguard the lives of Indigenous women and strengthen the authority of Indian nations to protect their citizens
Over the last decade, awareness of this national issue has increased, but more must be done to stop disappearances and save lives
Please join us as we honor missing and murdered Indigenous women, increase our national awareness, and demand change at the tribal, federal, and state levels.