The true number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in the United States is unknown.  There is no state or federal tracking database, and many go unreported due to a distrust of law enforcement. Native American women and girls face murder rates almost three times that of White women overall — and up to 10 times the national average in certain locations, according to a 2021 summary of the existing research by the National Congress of American Indians. More than 80% have experienced violence.


NCEDSV compiles an annual homicide report that highlights statewide data on individuals killed in domestic violence relationships. To ensure an individual has been counted in this report please email: [email protected]


This publication was supported by Grant No. 15JOVW-22-GG-00914-MUMU awarded by the Office on Violence against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.  The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in the publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

March 3, 2022:  House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties hearing on “The Neglected Epidemic of Missing BIPOC Women and Girls”


The 3rd Annual MMIW Awareness Conference

The 3rd Annual MMIW Awareness Conference will be held Saturday, May 4th through Tuesday, May 7th by Newe Waipaipian at the Elko Convention Center in Elko, NV. Every year, this conference is held to address the failed systemic response to missing and murdered Indigenous people and discuss the multiple layers of intersectionality with all forms of power-based violence including sex trafficking, domestic violence, suicidality, mental health care, and self-defense.

Keynote speakers include Haley Omeasoo, Joel Omeasoo, Tonia Jo Hall, and Earl Lambert.


Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada Statewide Hotline:  775.722.8794

StrongHearts Native Helpline: 1.844.7NATIVE (762.8483)


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