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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.

Click here to go back to the #MMIW Resource Guide main page. 

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)

Click here to go back to the #MMIW Resource Guide main page. 

May 2019 Reads for the Rest of Us

May 2019 Reads for the Rest of Us

Here's your May 2019 Reads for the Rest of Us.

Since I've begun a regular column over at Ms. Magazine, I've been posting the Reads for the Rest of Us that I am most excited about there. Reads for the Rest of Us here used to be everything I found being published by women that I could find. Over at Ms., I've shortened the list due to time and space limits. Well, you've told me that while you love the Ms. lists, you also miss my more comprehensive lists, so I have decided to reinstate them here!

They'll be a bit different from those I used to post as I won't be able to take as much time to describe them fully; I'll need to leave that to my Ms. column. Instead, I'll just compile a quick and dirty list of covers with links for you to browse! So here's May's list!

Let me know what you think in the comments below. What are you reading this month?

May 1

Tags: Girls, Japan, literature, media

May 1

Tags: LGBTQ, queer, Minnesota, short stories, poetry

May 1

Tags: Poetry, Middle Eastern, women writers, violence

May 2

Tags: Women writers, fatphobia, memoir, humor

May 3

Tags: Climate change, women writers, policy

May 3

Tags: Literary criticism, women writers, Caribbean, music

May 4

Tags: Women writers, history, Canada, essays

May 7

Tags: Women writers, parenthood, friendships, debut

May 7

Tags: History, women writers, financial, business, African American

May 7

Tags: Lesbian, women writers, YA, thriller, vampire

May 7

Tags: Graphic novels, women writers, LGBTQ, harassment

May 7

Tags: Women writers, race, African American, fatphobia, embodiment, history

May 7

Tags: YA, mental illness, LGBTQ, loss, women writers

May 7

Tags: Historical fiction, family, women writers, Japan, literary

May 7

Tags: Technology, Indigenous, Central America, essays, women writers

May 7

Tags: YA, LGBTQ, debut, humor, women writers, romance

May 7

Tags: LGBTQ, women writers, romance, graphic novel

May 7

Tags: Africa, women writers, essays, literary

May 7

Tags: Memoir, music, women writers

May 7

Tags: Fantasy, Latinx, women writers, trilogy, YA, action

May 7

Tags: Immigration, India, women writers, family, contemporary

May 7

Tags: Romance, women writers, YA, music, humor

May 7

Tags: Women writers, Asian American, romance, contemporary

May 7

Tags: Debut, immigration, Alaska, family, rural, Asian American, Taiwan

May 7

Tags: YA, family, coming of age, parenthood, Latinx

May 10

Tags: History, African American, essays, race, women writers, anthropology

May 12

Tags: LGBTQ, India, women writers, sex work, feminism

May 14

Tags: Print culture, African American, essays, women writers

May 14

Tags: YA, coming of age, romance, women writers, Latinx, humor

May 14

Tags: Debut, China, Asian American, short stories, women writers, immigration

May 14

Tags: Poetry, women writers, race, violence, parenthood, Asian American

May 14

Tags: Poetry, US debut, LGBTQ, Spanish, love

May 14

Tags: Indigenous, community, women writers, futurity

May 14

Tags: Debut, women writers, fantasy, YA, romance

May 14

Tags: YA, romance, humor, women writers, Indian American

May 14

Tags: Fantasy, women writers, YA

May 14

Tags: Thrillers, fantasy, women writers, YA, Own Voices, loss

May 15

Tags: Indigenous, women writers, storytelling, research

May 21

Tags: Lesbian, women writers, romance, contemporary

May 21

Tags: Sports, women writers, Latinx, history

May 21

Tags: Lesbian, women writers, mystery, LGBTQ

May 21

Tags: YA, romance, women writers, LGBTQ, humor

May 21

Tags: LGBTQ, women writers, YA, family, coming of age

May 21

Tags: YA, music, violence, women writers

May 21

Tags: Plays, women writers, African American, social justice

May 21

Tags: Literary, women writers, debut, race, mystery, African American

May 21

Tags: Literary criticism, children's literature, women writers, Afrofuturism, fantasy

May 21

Tags: Transgender, feminism, women writers, politics

May 21

Tags: Lesbian, romantic, feminism, YA, women writers, harassment, humor

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May 24

Tags: Hinduism, women writers, India, technology, history, religion

May 28

Tags: Japan, romance, humor, women writers, YA

May 28

Tags: Siblings, loss, YA, women writers

May 28

Tags: Debut, women writers, LGBTQ, mystery, thriller, romance, YA

May 28

Tags: History, African American, women writers, race, economics

New Reads for the Rest of Us for April 2019

New Reads for the Rest of Us – April 2019

Here are your New Reads for the Rest of Us for April 2019!

Since I've begun a regular column over at Ms. Magazine, I've been posting the Reads for the Rest of Us that I am most excited about there. Reads for the Rest of Us here used to be everything I found being published by women that I could find. Over at Ms., I've shortened the list due to time and space limits. Well, you've told me that while you love the Ms. lists, you also miss my more comprehensive lists, so I have decided to reinstate them here!

They'll be a bit different from those I used to post as I won't be able to take as much time to describe them fully; I'll need to leave that to my Ms. column. Instead, I'll just compile a quick and dirty list of covers with links for you to browse! So let's try this out for April and see how it goes! Let me know what you think in the comments below.

April 1

Tags: Women writers, queer, intersex, health

April 1

Tags: Women writers, labor, procreation, feminism

April 1

Tags: Feminism, women writers, Mexico, art

April 1

Tags: LGBTQ, women writers, poetry

April 2

Tags: Debut, women writers, Latinx, short stories, Indigenous

April 2

Tags: Debut, Peru, women writers, immigration, family

April 2

Tags: Women writers, Philippines, memoir, immigration, health

April 2

Tags: Women writers, Black women, lifestyle, essays, memoir

April 2

Tags: Trafficking, women writers, violence, memoir

April 2

Tags: Transgender, women writers, humor, memoir

April 2

Tags: Women writers, environmentalism, Native American, Indigenous

April 2

Tags: Women writers, Black women, parenthood, feminism

April 2

Tags: Women writers, queer, feminism, Latinx, memoir

April 2

Tags: LGBTQ, women writers, literary fiction, historical fiction

April 2

Tags: Poetry, women writers, LGBTQ, Asian American

April 2

Tags: Women writers, politics, memoir

April 2

Tags: Native American, women writers, family

April 5

Tags: Innu, Indigenous, women writers, memoir, activism

April 9

Tags: Women writers, LGBTQ, mythology

April 9

Tags: Debut, Palestine, historical fiction, women writers

April 9

Tags: Women writers, Black women, mystery, thriller

April 9

Tags: Women writers, coming of age, romance, contemporary

April 9

Tags: Argentina, women writers, art, urban

April 9

Tags: Women writers, LGBTQ, feminism, leadership

April 9

Tags: Transgender, memoir, essays

April 9

Tags: Women writers, YA, China, fantasy, debut

April 10

Tags: Cuba, history, essays, AfroCuban

April 16

Tags: Women writers, LGBTQ, YA, romance

April 16

Tags: Women writers, debut, family, Korea, literary

April 16

Tags: Women writers, Africa, essays, history

April 16

Tags: Women writers, lesbian, romance

April 16

Tags: Lesbian, romance, women writers

April 16

Tags: Lesbian, women writers, science fiction

April 16

Tags: Lesbian, women writers, romance

April 16

Tags: Women writers, lesbian, romance

April 16

Tags: Lesbian, romance, women writers

April 16

Tags: Puerto Rico, women writers, criminal justice, history

April 16

Tags: Magical realism, Spain, Argentina, women writers

April 16

Tags: Women writers, poetry, Palestine, Israel

April 16

Tags: Poetry, literary criticism, women writers

April 16

Tags: Mexico, women writers, historical fiction, family, rural, literary fiction

April 16

Tags: Latinx, food insecurity, women writers, labor

April 16

Tags: Women writers, Bangladesh, labor

April 16

Tags: Historical fiction, Sudan, women writers

April 16

Tags: Women writers, lesbian, thriller

April 16

Tags: LGBTQ, Afrofuturism, speculative, arts

April 16

Tags: Women writers, Colombia, family, memoir

April 16

Tags: Women writers, short stories, Thailand, politics, rural

April 23

Tags: Lesbian, romance, women writers

April 23

Tags: Women writers, Palestine, law, history

April 23

Tags: Women writers, lesbian, romance

April 23

Tags: Lesbian, women writers, romance, contemporary fiction

April 23

Tags: LGBTQ, magical realism, literary fiction

April 30

Tags: Women writers, graphic novel, science fiction, debut

April 30

Tags: Women writers, India, family

April 30

Tags: Women writers, Paris, Turkey, coming of age, literary fiction, family

April 30

Tags: Women writers, graphic novel, debut, queer, contemporary fiction, literary fiction

April 30

Tags: Women writers, Uganda, Britain, short stories, literary fiction

April 30

Tags: Women writers, Islam, romance, prejudice, multiple sclerosis

April 30

Tags: Women writers, art, Mexico, history, letters

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The Book of M by Peng Shepherd

What I’m Reading – 13 May 2018

Happy Mother’s Day!

We’ve been working so hard on home renovations that it is nice to have a bit of a break today. I’ve been super busy at work as well but am still carving out time to do some reading. Here are some of the highlights:

I just started and ARC of Hybrid Child by Mariko Ohara which, while it is a classic of Japanese speculative fiction, it is only in its first translation here in the US. It’s actually the first English translation of a major work of scifi by a Japanese woman author, period, so wow, that’s awesome. Always have to wonder what took so long but it’s here now, at least. And so far, I would recommend you get your mitts on this book! It is strange and mysterious and fascinating so far. I may take this Mother’s Day and read it all!

I just finished listening to Beauty Queens by Libba Bray and sorry but I didn’t love it. At all. I posted a little review on GoodReads. I just started listening to This Book is Overdue! by Marilyn Johnson and it’s not too great either actually… I mean, it would be more interesting to someone who didn’t know anything about librarianship I think but it’s also just dated. I am striking out with aduibooks lately… any suggestions? I also recently finished Monsoon Mansion and am working on reviews for A Little in Love with Everyone by Genevieve Hudson and The Book of M by Peng Shepherd, so be watching for those.

There have been a lot of great articles I’ve been reading lately, it’s hard to share them all! I recently created a Resource Guide to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (#MMIW) and so read a lot of those articles as I included them. I just couldn’t find a great bibliography or guide out there, so I figured the least I could do was to create one. So please share it and also let me know what’s missing from it; I plan to continue adding to it.

Articles:

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.

Click here to go back to the #MMIW Resource Guide main page. 

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.

Click here to go back to the #MMIW Resource Guide main page. 

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

New resources regularly added; please contact me with suggestions.

Click here to go back to the #MMIW Resource Guide main page. 

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

Click here to go back to the #MMIW Resource Guide main page. 

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women #MMIW – Reports and Articles

This post is updated regularly. Suggestions are always welcome.

Click here to go back to the #MMIW Resource Guide main page. 

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

Click here to go back to the #MMIW Resource Guide main page. 

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women #MMIW – News

New resources regularly added; please contact me with suggestions.

Click here to go back to the #MMIW Resource Guide main page. 

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

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women #MMIW – Websites/Organizations

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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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