No More Stolen Relatives

In honor of the first official Missing And Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) Awareness Day, we have gathered together a list of resources* for MMIP as shared on our social media page. This list is only meant to serve as a starting point for your self-education on the subject and is a living document. In honor of all those missing and murdered Indigenous people who have gone before us, we encourage you to engage in content that spreads awareness and amplify the voices of those who are already making strides in the community.

*Content warning: These resources may contain strong language about violence against Native people and/or language about losing people close to you.

“Protect Indigenous Women,” an episode of the All My Relations podcast by Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip), Desi Small-Rodriguez (Northern Cheyenne), and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation).

Sign up for “Running for Justice,” a virtual 5k organized by Rising Hearts, an Indigenous grassroots organization which elevates and promotes Indigenous voices, to run in solidarity and community.

Read and explore The Sovereign Bodies Institute. The Institute uses data to understand how gender and sexual violence impact Indigenous communities and how to move towards collective healing.

Read “Supporting the Sacred: Women of Resilience,” a series of reports by Urban Indian Health Institute, an Indigenous research center, created from the stories of femme-identifying Native survivors of sexual violence.

Listen to “Have You Seen My Sister” by Koli Kohler (Yurok/Karuk/Hupa), a song about the violence committed against Indigenous women, then read our interview with the talented “songcatcher.”

Read “Seeing Red: The Color of the Spirits,” a story and accompanying photo essay in Searchlight New Mexico in honor of those who are missing and murdered.

Listen to the podcast “Vanished” which chronicles the heartbreak and challenges of families in the Pacific Northwest who are fighting for their missing family members.

Listen to “Taken”, a podcast and multi-media storytelling effort spearheaded by Lisa Meeches (Anishinaabe, Long Plain First Nation).\

Explore more resources at Juustice Washington, including databases, articles, policy and legislation around the urgent issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Take action with these resources and events from the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center.

Social Accounts to follow:

No More Stolen Sister @mmiwg.help.our.sisters

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center @niwrc

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Washington @MMIWWashington

MMIP Who Is Missing @mmiwhoismissing

 

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