Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

May 05, 2020 - May 05, 2020

While Tuesday, May 5th is the day of awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, the reality is we should be tuned into this issue more than just one day each year. When speaking with many in the Indigenous Community, they stress that it’s not just women and girls–but all relatives who they worry about falling victim to being abducted or murdered.

There has been some legislation proposed to create a task force to address the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The bill had been making decent progress through the channels in our government, until COVID-19 hit. Hopefully, we can help draw more attention to this important issue and reignite our representatives to work on it again sooner than later.

We’ve connected with women in our area, including some of our employees here at New Horizons. This issue hits home for them. This trauma is happening in our communities.

Additionally, here are some other resources for you to learn more about MMIWG:

Here’s an excellent column from The Guardian “Sister, where did you go?”

The REDressProject

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center

StrongHearts Native Helpline (look under “Resources”)

Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center

And here are a few more videos in support of MMIW: