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Native America Calling NAC
Law enforcement in New Mexico have developed a list of roughly 200 names to help track and raise awareness of Indigenous people who go missing.
Zapotec Dancers
Indigenous people in Mexico are much more likely to face poverty, human rights abuses, and discrimination than the rest of the country’s population.
StrongHearts Native Helpline
Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate; and anyone can experience domestic violence, including children, women, men, elders and LGBTQ2S+ individuals.
Dawn Walker
Dawn Walker has been accused of faking her disappearance and that of her child in a case that attracted widespread attention in Canada.
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Three young Indigenous people died under mysterious circumstances in Prince Rupert in British Columbia. The investigations into their deaths were inadequate.
Justice for Kozee / MMIW
“For generations, Indigenous persons, including American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, have been forced to mourn a missing or murdered loved one without the answers and support they deserve,” the president states.
StrongHearts Native Helpline
As a helpline dedicated to serving Native Americans and Alaska Natives impacted by domestic, dating and sexual violence, StrongHearts Native Helpline honors our relatives and communities impacted by Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (MMIR) and those working to end this crisis.
National Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day
Key members of Congress are among those seeking answers about the crisis of missing and murdered people in Indian Country.
'No More Stolen Sisters'
The Biden administration is promising historic investments to address the crisis of missing and murdered people in Indian Country as advocates continue to call for more support at all levels.
'Faces From the Interior'
“Faces From the Interior” at the Joslyn Art Museum in Nebraska features Native perspectives on portraits of their people.
Native Women in Red Shawls
A long-overdue update to the Violence Against Women Act is finally becoming law to protect more women, children and elders in tribal communities.
Merrick Garland
Attorney General Merrick Garland addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022.
Pawnee, Oklahoma
A growing number of Indian Country organizations are distancing themselves from Walter Roy Echo-Hawk Jr. following revelations of the criminal charge against the prominent artist.
NAFOA
NAFOA stays on top of the news so you always start your week informed and ready.
Virginia Timmons, Lorena Butler
We are at a crossroads in United States and Indigenous history.
Corinne Perera
A social media figure who built a following by creating “Native” content is backing away from her tribal affiliation claims.
Greg Gianforte
Tribal representatives weren’t at the table when top state officials discussed how to improve handling of human trafficking cases.
Deb Haaland
Infrastructure and public safety in Indian Country are on the agenda as the Biden administration engages with tribal nations.
Sophie Sergie
A trial has opened into the long-unsolved case of Sophie Sergie, an Alaska Native woman who was killed at the age of 20 nearly three decades ago.
Yurok Tribe
In response to ongoing tragedies and increased reports of human trafficking attempts, the Yurok Tribe declared a missing and murdered Indigenous women emergency.
National Day of Mourning
Let’s give due reverence to the United American Indians of New England who since 1970 have held a “National Day of Mourning” to honor Native resilience.
Vanita Gupta
Vanita Gupta, the Associate Attorney General at the Department of Justice, addresses the Alaska Federation of Natives on December 14, 2021.
Michelle Demmert
Indian Country is making another push to restore tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit violence in their communities.
Deb Haaland
Secretary Deb Haaland visits Alcatraz Island to mark the 52nd anniversary of its occupation by Native activists.
Joe Biden
Tribal leaders said the White House Tribal Nations Summit “shows promise” for the federal commitment to solving problems in Indian Country and to giving Native people a voice in the process.
Joe Biden
“Generations of Native Americans have experienced violence or mourned a missing or murdered family member or loved one, and the lasting impacts of such tragedies are felt throughout the country,” President Joe Biden says.
White House Tribal Nations Summit
“We are committed to working together to make tribal communities safer. We are committed to honoring and strengthening our nation-to-nation relationship,” the leader of the Department of Justice said.
Joe Biden
From the missing and murdered crisis to sacred sites, the Biden administration is touting its Indian Country agenda as it hosts the White House Tribal Nations Summit.
debhaalandncaiannual21
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland addresses the National Congress of American Indians on October 12, 2021.
MMIW Bike Run USA
“There are probably few American Indians that haven’t been touched by MMIW,” said Patricia Hibbeler, chief executive officer for the Phoenix Indian Center.
Justice for Kozee / MMIW
The loss of an Indigenous woman’s life is all too familiar in our communities.
Aaron Payment
Advocating for our tribal nations and our people through participation in the political process is one of the most important choices we can make.
Deb Haaland
The Biden administration is seeking nominations for the Not Invisible Act Commission to address missing, murdered and trafficked Native Americans.
Aaron Payment
The American Jobs Plan will bring an additional $12 billion in much-needed infrastructure to Indian Country.
mmiw
Cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and relatives continue to make headlines across the country.
Tara Gatewood
Native America Calling, one of the most widely-heard Native radio programs, is entering a new chapter in its storied history.
Montana Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force
In Montana, Native people make up roughly 26 percent of missing persons cases yet account for less than 7 percent of the state’s population.
Cherokee Tri-Council
When Cherokee people come together, great things happen.
StrongHearts Native Helpline
Abuse is not okay and it’s not okay to live in fear.
mmiwsanfrancisco
One issue that is in the hearts and minds of Native people today is the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.