Over the last decade, the broad awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) as a national issue has increased, but more must be done at all levels to stop systemic failures that enable the spectrum of violence against Native women. Register now for our Virtual Conversation With The Field: Developing Advocacy Responses to MMIW, on September 29 at 1 p.m. MT: niwrc.org/events
This virtual Conversation with the Field (CWTF) will be a discussion focused on how families and advocates, with adequate and culturally appropriate response from law enforcement, can promptly respond in the event a loved one goes missing, and / or is found murdered. Understanding systemic disparities, attendees will discuss what families and advocates can do to engage law enforcement once someone has gone missing or found murdered. Discussion topics will include the MMIW Toolkit, Lethality Assessments, and how tribes are currently responding. A loved one gone missing is traumatic enough. A useful practice of coordinated response will help reduce the trauma and disparities experienced by Native families in MMIW cases and could ultimately become a tool to prevent MMIW.