Resource Guides

Resources on reported Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women #MMIW - Specific Women and Girls. This list is regularly updated by Karla J. Strand.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women #MMIW – Specific Women and Girls

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women #MMIW – Specific Women and Girls page includes resources on MMIWG throughout the US and Canada. When a name or article is labeled as “NEW”, it doesn’t necessarily mean the case is new or the article has been published recently; it only means the information is new to this guide. I have added geographical location of each woman. I am also adding nation/band/tribal/community affiliation if I can find it. My intention is to be relatively sure of these affiliations before I add them but if I have something wrong, please send me the information so that I can make the correction.

This list is added to regularly. Contact me with suggestions.

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NEW to this page – see below (updated 2 October 2019):

  • Darlene Billie
  • Jermain Austin Charlo (AKA Morigeau, nickname “Liz”)
  • Hanna Harris
  • Kaysera Stops Pretty Places
  • Added article about Ashley HeavyRunner Loring

NEW to this page – see below (updated 14 August 2019):

  • JoJo Boswell
  • Geographical info added to each name
  • Tribal/nation affiliation added when known
  • Amber Alyssa Tuccaro (Mikisew Cree First Nation – Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada) – Article and state added
  • Articles added about Victoria Jane “Vicki” Eagleman (Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota) – also name and affiliation updated
  • Articles and affiliation/state added for Felina Blanch Metsker (Yakama Nation, Washington)
  • Full name and state added for Ashlynne Octavia Rebecca Mike (New Mexico)

Judith “Judy” Apache (Navajo – ’Áshiihi (Salt People Clan) and Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House Clan) – New Mexico)

Dianne Mae Bignell (Thompson, Manitoba, Canada)

Darlene Billie (Choctaw – St. Ignatius, Montana)- NEW to this guide

Lorlene Bone (Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation – Swan River, Manitoba, Canada)

JoJo Boswell (Minnesota)

Arielisa Bryant (Arizona)

April Carpenter (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Jermain Austin Charlo aka Jermain Morigeau, uses nickname “Liz” (Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes – Missoula, Montana) – NEW to this guide

Kaitlin Coffee (Oklahoma)

Renee Davis (Muckleshoot – Washington)

Victoria Jane “Vicki” Eagleman (Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota)

Tina Michelle Fontaine (Sagkeeng First Nation  – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Angel Four Bear (Montana)

Cindy Gladue (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

Hanna DeAnn Harris (Northern Cheyenne – Lame Deer, Montana) – NEW to this guide

Freda Knows Gun, sometimes seen as Knowshisgun (Crow – Montana)

Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind (North Dakota)

Olivia Keri Lone Bear (North Dakota)

Larissa Lone Hill (Lakota – South Dakota)

Ashley HeavyRunner Loring (Blackfeet – Montana)

Diane Lynn Medicine Horse (Crow – Montana)

Felina Blanch Metsker (Yakama Nation – Washington) 

Ashlynne Octavia Rebecca Mike (Navajo Nation – New Mexico)

Henny Scott (Northern Cheyenne Tribe – Montana)

Kaysera Stops Pretty Places (Crow Nation – Hardin and Missoula, Montana) – NEW to this guide

Rosenda Strong (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, descendant of the Yakama Nation – Washington)

Miranda Tenorio (New Mexico)

Britney Michele Tiger Gomez (Oklahoma)

Amber Alyssa Tuccaro (Mikisew Cree First Nation – Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada)

Misty Upham (Blackfeet Nation – Washington and Montana)

Jenaya Mary Wapemoose (Cowessess First Nation – Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)

Amanda Webster (Navajo Nation – Arizona)

Amy Whitegrass and Lindsay Whiteman (Blackfeet – Montana)

Alberta Gail Williams (Gitanyow Band – Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada)

Jamie Lynette Yazzie aka Jamie Montoya and Jamie Yazzie (Navajo Nation – Arizona)

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Women in Puerto Rico - Articles

Women in Puerto Rico – Articles

Health

After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Is Facing A Maternity Care Crisis by Wendy Wisner for Scary Mommy

Delivering Babies – and Saving Lives – in Puerto Rico After Maria by Alexa Liautaud, Cassandra Giraldo, and Tessa Paoli for Vice News

How to Help

6 Organizations Helping Women In Puerto Rico That You Can Feel Good Supporting by Hillary E. Crawford for Bustle

How To Help Puerto Rico by Robert Becker for Our Revolution

How to Help the Women Helping Puerto Rico by Jess McIntosh for Shondaland

I’m Still Recovering from Hurricane Maria – and Here’s What I Want You to Know for Refinery29

Where Are The Pussy Hats for Puerto Rico? Jessica N. Pabón-Colón on Feminist Answering Machine for Feminist Frequency

Recovery Efforts by Puerto Rican Women

Calls for a Women’s Strike in Puerto Rico: We Strike to Build Another Life by Vanesa Contreras for La Respuesta

La Colectiva Feminista en Construcción is Helping Puerto Rico Recover From Hurricane Maria by Jhoni Jackson for Teen Vogue

Hurricane Maria hit women in Puerto Rico the hardest. And they’re the ones building it back by Justine Calma for Grist

Puerto Rico Se Transforma by Mariel Cruz for Vogue

Taller Salud’s Reluctant Girl Gang – The Great American* Puerto Rico Part 6 on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

“These Disasters Aren’t Natural Anymore”: A Dispatch from Puerto Rico After Maria by Kate Aronoff for In These Times

In Typical Decolonial Fashion, Puerto Ricans Rise Up by Karrieann Soto Vega for Feminist Campus

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz

Fierce And Feminine: Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Models Leadership For Women The World Over by Margie Warrell for Forbes

The Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico Called Out Trump With a “NASTY” Shirt by Rebecca Nelson for Cosmopolitan

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Resorts to Protest Tees to Say What Trump Doesn’t Want to Hear by Mary Wang for Vogue

San Juan mayor: ‘I am begging, begging anyone who can hear us to save us from dying’ by Julia Manchester for The Hill

San Juan mayor: I hope Trump stops ‘spouting out’ comments that hurt Puerto Rico’s people by Danielle Diaz and Eli Watkins for CNN

San Juan mayor tears into Trump DHS chief: ‘This is not a good news story’ by Avery Anapol for The Hill

San Juan mayor tells President Trump ‘it’s not about politics’ by Arlette Saenz and Adam Kelsey for ABC

San Juan mayor wears ‘help us, we are dying’ shirt for TV interview by Brandon Carter for The Hill

Trump’s Attack on San Juan Mayor As a “Nasty” Woman Only Emphasizes His Failures in Puerto Rico by Mary Wang for Vogue

Violence

Gender Inequality in Puerto Rico Is About to Get Worse by Alieza Durana for Slate

Official Reports of Violence Against Women in Puerto Rico Unreliable After Hurricane Maria by Claire Tighe and Lauren Gurley for CPI

Life, Interrupted: The Invisible Scars Hurricane Maria Has Left On The Women Of Puerto Rico by Andrea González-Ramírez for Refinery29

‘Why don’t they help us? They’re killing us’: Puerto Rico after the storm by Rossalyn Warren for The Guardian

Other

After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican Women Embrace Their Natural, Curly Hair by Michel Martin and Elizabeth Baker for NPR

NWSA’s Statement of Solidarity with Puerto Rico by National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)

 

 

 

Battle for Paradise by Naomi Klein

Women in Puerto Rico – Books

Please note: Not each of these titles is specifically focused on Hurricane Maria and its effect on women in Puerto Rico. Some are fiction, others nonfiction. The books included here are in English but many are published in Spanish as well. I hope to add more Spanish-language titles soon. As more monographs are published on women and Maria, I will continue to add to the list.

 

Briggs, Laura. (2002). Reproducing Empire: Race, Sex, Science, and U.S. Imperialism in Puerto Rico. University of California Press.
Reproduction and sexuality, women’s studies, politics. 304 pages.

Capetillo, Luisa. (2008). Absolute Equality: An Early Feminist Perspective. Arte Publico.
History, literature. 320 pages.

Capetillo, Luisa. (2011). A Nation Of Women: An Early Feminist Speaks Out. Arte Publico.
History, literature. 315 pages.

Castillo, Olivia. (2018). Song of the Boricua. Independently published.
Family, literature. 335 pages.

Córdova, Isabel M. (2017). Pushing in Silence: Modernizing Puerto Rico and the Medicalization of Childbirth. University of Texas Press.
Reproduction and childbirth, women’s studies. 248 pages.

Degenhardt, Jennifer. (2018). María María: A Story of a Storm. Puentes.
Juvenile. 88 pages.

Findlay, Eileen J. Suárez. (2000). Imposing Decency: The Politics of Sexuality and Race in Puerto Rico, 1870–1920. Duke University Press.
Sexuality, race, politics. 328 pages.

Garcia, Elizabeth. (Forthcoming; 2018). Healing Memories: Puerto Rican Women’s Literature in the United States. University of Pittsburgh Press.
Literature, women’s studies. 168 pages.

Klein, Naomi. (2018). The Battle for Paradise. Haymarket Books.
Politics. 96 pages.

Lopez, Iris. (2008). Matters of Choice: Puerto Rican Women’s Struggle for Reproductive Freedom. Rutgers University Press.
Reproduction and sterilization, anthropology, women’s studies. 208 pages.

Lopez, Marco; Rodriguez, Desiree; et al. (2018). Puerto Rico Strong: A Comics Anthology Supporting Puerto Rico DisasterLion Forge.
Graphic novel. 208 pages.

Matos-Rodriguez, Felix; Delgado, Linda. (1998). Puerto Rican Women’s History: New Perspectives. Routledge.
History. 240 pages.

Morales, Aurora Levins. (1998). Remedios: Stories of Earth and Iron from the History of Puertorriquenos. South End Press.
History. 244 pages.

Rodriguez, Ivelisse. (2018). Love War Stories. Feminist Press.
Short stories. 200 pages.

Roman, Sandra I. (2018). Staying Strong: Diary of a Hurricane Maria Survivor in Puerto Rico. CreateSpace.
Memoir, self-help. 118 pages.

Santiago, Esmeralda. (2006). When I Was Puerto Rican: A Memoir. Da Capo Press.
Memoir. 278 pages.

Santiago, Esmeralda. (2012). Almost a Woman: A Memoir. Da Capo Press.
Memoir. 336 pages.

Resources on reported Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women #MMIW - Specific Women and Girls. This list is regularly updated by Karla J. Strand.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women #MMIW Resource Guide

In this guide, you'll find resources in support of #MMIW.

Currently there are no accurate records to confirm the number of indigenous women who have gone missing in the US and Canada but according to the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women, four out of five Native women are affected by violence today. The cases of missing and murdered indigenous women number in the thousands.

This guide is intended to bring awareness to the cause of #MMIW; I hope to amplify voices of the brave women and others working to find, protect, and support indigenous women and girls.

Click on the titles below to navigate through the various pages of resources. These pages will be regularly updated; please let me know what other resources I should add by leaving a comment.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women #MMIW – Books

This bibliography goes beyond #MMIW and lists books regarding violence against Indigenous women more generally, as well as Indigenous history, tradition, feminism, and more. These resources focus on women and GNC people in areas now known as the United States, Canada, and Hawaii. It’s possible that I will move the other topics off of this bibliography at some point onto their own and limit this one strictly to MMIW. I welcome your suggestions.

This post includes affiliate links. For each book that is purchased on this list from an affiliate link of mine, I will donate $1 to the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women.

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NEW to this guide – Updated August 25, 2019
MMIW

Anderson, A. Brenda; Kubik, Wendee; Hampton, Mary Rucklos (eds). 2010. Torn from Our Midst: Voices of Grief, Healing, and Action from the Missing Indigenous Women Conference, 2008. Canadian Plains Research Center.

Anderson, Kim; Campbell, Maria; Belcourt, Christi (eds). 2018. Keetsahnak: Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters. Alberta, Canada: University of Alberta Press.

Boyden, Joseph. 2014. Kwe: Standing With Our Sisters. Penguin Canada.

Cameron, Stevie. 2010. On the Farm: Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of Vancouver’s Missing Women. Knopf Canada.

Dean, Amber. 2015. Remembering Vancouver’s disappeared women: settler colonialism and the difficulty of inheritance. Toronto: Toronto University Press.

Goulding, Warren. 2001. Just Another Indian: A Serial Killer and Canada’s Indifference. Fifth House Publishers.

Lavell-Harvard, D. Memee and Jennifer Brant (eds). 2016. Forever loved : exposing the hidden crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in Canada. Bradford, ON: Demeter Press.

Michalko, Ray. 2016. Obstruction of Justice: The Search for Truth on Canada’s Highway of Tears. Red Deer Press.

Scofield, Gregory. 2016. Witness, I Am. Nightwood Editions. [Includes an epic poem about MMIW].

Shenher, Lori. 2015. That Lonely Section of Hell: The Botched Investigation of a Serial Killer Who Almost Got Away. Greystone Books.

Walter, Emmanuelle. 2015. Stolen Sisters: The Story of Two Missing Girls, Their Families, and How Canada Has Failed Indigenous Women. HarperCollins Publishers.

Violence

Agtuca, Jacqueline; Sahneyah, Dorma (ed). 2015. Safety for Native Women: VAWA and American Indian Tribes. National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center.

Casselman, Amy L. 2015. Injustice in Indian Country: Jurisdiction, American Law, and Sexual Violence Against Native Women. Peter Lang Inc.

Charleyboy, Lisa; Leatherdale, Mary Beth (eds). 2018. #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women. Annick Press.

Chenault, Venida S. 2011. Weaving Strength, Weaving Power: Violence and Abuse against Indigenous Women. Carolina Academic Press.

Deer, Sarah. 2015. The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America. 3rd ed. Univ Of Minnesota Press.

Deer, Sarah. 2007. Sharing Our Stories of Survival: Native Women Surviving Violence. AltaMira Press.

Hargreaves, Allison. 2017. Violence against Indigenous women : literature, activism, resistance. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

McGillivray, Anne; Comaskey, Brenda. 1999. Black Eyes All of the Time: Intimate Violence, Aboriginal Women, and the Justice System. University of Toronto Press.

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition. 2012. The Barrette Project: Honoring Native Women Survivors of Sexual Violence. CreateSpace.

Robertson, David Alexander, et al. 2017. Will I See? HighWater Press. [graphic novel.]

Smith, Andrea. 2015. Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide. Reprint. Duke University Press Books.

Vermette, Katherena. 2016. The Break. House of Anansi Press. [fiction.]

Biography and Memoir

Brave Bird, Mary; Erdoes, Richard. 2014. Ohitika Woman. Grove Press. [sequel to Lakota Woman.]

Crow Dog, Mary; Erdoes, Richard. 2014. Lakota Woman. Reprint. Grove Press.

Harjo, Joy. 2012. Crazy Brave: A Memoir. W. W. Norton & Company.

Harness, Susan Devan. 2018. Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption. University of Nebraska Press.

Mailhot, Terese Marie. 2018. Heart Berries: A Memoir. Counterpoint.

Robertson, Davis Alexander. 2008. The Life of Helen Betty Osborne: A Graphic Novel. Portage & Main Press.

Robertson, David Alexander. 2015. Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story. HighWater Press.

Feminism and Activism

Akaka, Moanike’ala; Kahaulelio, Maxine, et al. (eds). 2018. Nā Wāhine Koa: Hawaiian Women for Sovereignty and Demilitarization. University of Hawaii Press.

Anderson, Kim. 2001. A Recognition of Being: Reconstructing Native Womanhood. Sumach Press.

Baldy, Cutcha Risling. 2018. We Are Dancing for You: Native Feminisms and the Revitalization of Women’s Coming-of-Age Ceremonies. University of Washington Press.

Barker, Joanne. 2017. Critically Sovereign: Indigenous Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies. Duke University Press Books.

Donovan, Kathleen M. 1998. Feminist Readings of Native American Literature: Coming to Voice. Third ed. University of Arizona Press.

Green, Joyce. 2007. Making Space for Indigenous Feminism. Zed Books.

Kapā’anaokalāokeola Nākoa Oliveira, Katrina-Ann R. et al. (eds). 2015. Kanaka ‘Ōiwi Methodologies: Mo‘olelo and Metaphor. University of Hawaii Press.

Lavell-Harvard, Dawn Memee; Anderson, Kim (eds). 2014. Mothers of the Nations: Indigenous Mothering as Global Resistance, Reclaiming and Recovery. Demeter Press.

Mankiller, Wilma. 2011. Every Day is a Good Day: Reflections by Contemporary Indigenous Women. Memorial ed. Fulcrum Publishing.

Maracle, Lee. 2002. I Am Woman: A Native Perspective on Sociology and Feminism. Reprint. Raincoast Books, Press Gang Publishers.

Mihesuah, Devon Abbott. 2003. Indigenous American Women: Decolonization, Empowerment, Activism. University of Nebraska Press.

Simpson, Leanne Betasamosake. 2017. As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance. 3rd ed. Univ Of Minnesota Press.

Smith, Linda Tuhiwai. 2012. Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples. 2nd ed. Zed Books.

Suzack, Cheryl; Huhndorf, Shari M.; Perreault, Jeanne; Barman, Jean. 2011. Indigenous Women and Feminism: Politics, Activism, Culture. UBC Press.

Trask, Haunani-Kay. 1999. From a Native Daughter: Colonialism and Sovereignty in Hawaii. Revised ed. Latitude 20 Books.

Wagner, Sally Roesch. 2010. Sisters in Spirit: Iroquois Influence on Early Feminists. Book Publishing Company.

Wilson, Shawn. 2009. Research Is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods. Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd.

History and Tradition

Allen, Paula Gunn. 2015. The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions. Reissue ed. Open Road Media.

Anderson, Kim. 2011. Life Stages and Native Women: Memory, Teachings, and Story Medicine. Third ed. University of Manitoba Press.

Goeman, Mishuana. 2013. Mark My Words: Native Women Mapping Our Nations. Univ Of Minnesota Press.

Hillaire, Pauline (Scälla–Of the Killer Whale). 2016. Rights Remembered: A Salish Grandmother Speaks on American Indian History and the Future. University of Nebraska Press.

Jagodinsky, Katrina. 2016. Legal Codes and Talking Trees: Indigenous Women’s Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946. Yale University Press.

Katz, Jane. 2009. Messengers of the Wind: Native American Women Tell Their Life Stories. Reprint. One World.

Kermoal, Nathalie; Altamirano-Jiménez, Isabel (eds). 2016. Living on the Land: Indigenous Women’s Understanding of Place. AU Press.

Perdue, Theda. 1999. Cherokee Women: Gender and Culture Change, 1700-1835. Bison Books.

LGBTQ2

Driskill, Qwo-Li. 2016. Asegi Stories: Cherokee Queer and Two-Spirit Memory. University of Arizona Press.

Driskill, Qwo-Li; Finley, Chris; Gilley, Brian Joseph; Morgensen, Scott Lauria (eds). 2011. Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics, and Literature. University of Arizona Press.

Driskill, Qwo-Li; Justice, Daniel Heath; Miranda, Deborah; Tatonetti, Lisa (eds). 2011. Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature. University of Arizona Press.

Jolivette, Andrew J. 2016. Indian Blood: HIV and Colonial Trauma in San Francisco’s Two-Spirit Community. University of Washington Press.

Morgensen, Scrott Lauria. 2011. Spaces between Us: Queer Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Decolonization. Univ Of Minnesota Press.

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women #MMIW – Films, Podcasts, and Toolkits

New resources regularly added; please contact me with suggestions.

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New to this guide – see below (updated 28 November 2019)

  • Red House is a multi-platform project in development about the growing epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women in the US and the relationship some of these cases have to the drilling industry. Check out their TV series and podcast. http://redhouseseries.com/

Hearings

Films/Video

Podcasts

  • Not Invisible by Red House. “Not Invisible seeks to unravel the mysteries and myths behind cases of missing & murdered Indigenous women that are tied to water protection, land sovereignty, and extractive industries.”  http://redhouseseries.com/podcast/
  • Who Killed Alberta Williams? by Connie Walker and Marnie Luke. “In 1989, 24-year-old Alberta Williams was found dead along the Highway of Tears near Prince Rupert, B.C. Police never caught her killer. Twenty-seven years later, her unsolved murder continues to haunt her family — and the retired cop who says he knows who did it. CBC News has produced an eight-part podcast and slideshow.” https://www.cbc.ca/missingandmurdered/podcast

Toolkits and Guides

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women #MMIW – Reports and Articles

This post is updated regularly. Suggestions are always welcome.

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NEW to this page (updated July 26, 2019):

  • National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls [Canada]. Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. 2019. https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/

Bachman, Annette, et al. “Violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women and the criminal justice response: What is known.” August 2008. https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/223691.pdf

Bailey, Jane and Sara Shayan. “Missing and murdered Indigenous women crisis: Technological dimensions.” Canadian Journal of Women and the Law 28, 2. pages 321-341. August 2016. https://www.utpjournals.press/doi/abs/10.3138/cjwl.28.2.321

Beck, Abaki. “Missing, murdered, but never forgotten: Violence, colonialism, and justice for Indigenous women.” Bitch 80. Fall 2018. Pages 64-67.

Finn, Kathleen, et al. “Responsible resource development and prevention of sex trafficking: Safeguarding Native women and children on the Fort Berthold Reservation.” February 4, 2016. https://www.colorado.edu/law/sites/default/files/MHAWhitepaperFinal.pdf

Lucchesi, Annita & Echo-Hawk, Abigail. “Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.” Urban Indian Health Institute, November 2018. http://www.uihi.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Missing-and-Murdered-Indigenous-Women-and-Girls-Report.pdf

Native Women’s Association Canada. Voices of our sisters in spirit: A report to families and communities. [2nd ed.] March 2009. https://nwac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/NWAC_Voices-of-Our-Sisters-In-Spirit_2nd-Edition_March-2009.pdf

Native Women’s Association Canada. Community resource guide: What can I do to help the families of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls? 2010. https://www.nwac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/2012_NWAC_Community_Resource_Guide_MMAWG.pdf

Native Women’s Association Canada. “National Inquiry into MMIWG.” 2018. https://www.nwac.ca/national-inquiry-mmiwg/

“Our bodies, our stories.” Urban Indian Health Institute. – Includes downloads for “Our Bodies, Our Stories” and “Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women” reports. https://www.uihi.org/projects/our-bodies-our-stories/

Rosay, Andre B. “Violence against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men.” National Institute of Justice, September 2016. https://nij.gov/journals/277/Pages/violence-against-american-indians-alaska-natives.aspx#

Seattle City Council Proclamation of Saturday, May 5th, 2018 to the Day of Awareness for Missing
and Murdered Native American Women and Girls in the City of Seattle. May 2018. http://council.seattle.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/MMIWG-Proclamation.pdf

Smith, Jane M.; Thompson II, Richard M. “Tribal criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization and the SAVE Native Women Act.” Congressional Research Service. May 15, 2012. https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42488.pdf

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women #MMIW – News

New resources regularly added; please contact me with suggestions.

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New to this page (See below) – Updated 2 October 2019

  • Marita Growing Thunder (Fort Peck Assiniboine Sioux ) [student activist]

 

Lauren Chief Elk-Young Bear

Congressional Hearing on MMIW – March 2019

Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel [runner]

Drag the Red [Winnipeg]

General

Marita Growing Thunder (Fort Peck Assiniboine Sioux ) [student activist] – NEW to this guide

The Justice for Native Survivors of Sexual Violence Act, H.R. 3977 (116th Congress)

Not Invisible Act of 2019 (116th Congress)

Arizona

Montana

South Dakota

Washington State

Wyoming

Canada

National Day of Awareness

Savanna’s Act, S.1942 (115th Congress)

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on MMIW – December 2018

Trafficking

Violence

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women #MMIW – Websites/Organizations

This list is regularly updated. Suggestions are always welcome.

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NEW to this page (updated 26 July 2019)

 

American Indians Against Abuse [Wisconsin] https://www.facebook.com/AIAAWI

Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women [New Mexico] https://www.csvanw.org/

Drag the Red Facebook group [Winnipeg] https://www.facebook.com/groups/556842211083726/

First Nations Women’s Alliance [North Dakota] https://www.nativewoman.org/

Idle No More [Canada] http://www.idlenomore.ca/

Indian Law Resource Center https://indianlaw.org/

Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) [Edmonton] http://www.iaaw.ca/

It Starts With Us [Canada] http://itstartswithus-mmiw.com/

Justice for Native Women http://www.justicefornativewomen.com/

Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women (LSC) [Canada] http://www.leaf.ca/legal/legal-strategy-coalition-on-violence-against-indigenous-women-lsc/

Lost and Missing in Indian Country http://lostandmissinginindiancountry.com/

Mending the Sacred Hoop [Minnestoa] http://mshoop.org/

Missing and Murdered: Finding Cleo [Canada] http://www.cbc.ca/radio/findingcleo

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women [Canada] http://missingindigenouswomen.weebly.com/

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Database https://www.mmiwdatabase.com/

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women USA https://www.missingandmurderedindigenouswomen.org/

Missing and Murdered: The Unsolved Cases of Indigenous Women and Girls [Canada] http://www.cbc.ca/missingandmurdered/

NamUS: National Missing and Unidentified Persons System https://namus.gov/index.htm

National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault http://www.niccsa.org/

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center http://www.niwrc.org/

National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls [Canada] http://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/

Native Alliance Against Violence [Oklahoma] https://oknaav.org/

Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) https://www.nwac.ca/

Native Women’s Society of the Great Plains [South Dakota] http://www.nativewomenssociety.org/

Native Youth Sexual Health Network [US and Canada] http://www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com/

No More Silence [2017 – became It Starts With Ushttp://nomoresilence-nomoresilence.blogspot.com/

No More Stolen Sisters [Amnesty Intl MMIW campaign] https://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/campaigns/no-more-stolen-sisters

Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) [Canada] http://www.onwa.ca/

Red Wind Consulting, Inc. [Colorado] http://www.red-wind.net/

Rematriation Magazine https://rematriation.com/

Seven Dancers Coalition [New York] http://www.sevendancerscoalition.com/

Southwest Center for Law and Policy http://www.swclap.org/

Southwest Indigenous Women’s Coalition [Arizona] http://www.swiwc.org/

StrongHearts Native Helpline http://www.strongheartshelpline.org/

TAP: Tribal Access Program for National Crime Information https://www.justice.gov/tribal/tribal-access-program-tap

Tribal Database https://www.tribaldatabase.org/

Uniting Three Fires Against Violence [Michigan] http://unitingthreefiresagainstviolence.org/

The Vanished [Washington] https://www.yakimaherald.com/special_projects/vanished/

Wabanaki Women’s Coalition [Maine] http://www.wabanakiwomenscoalition.org/

Walking With Our Sisters [Canada] http://walkingwithoursisters.ca/

Windspeaker [Alberta news with stories about MMIWG.] http://www.windspeaker.com/

Women Spirit Coalition [Washington] http://www.womenspirit.net/

 

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