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, in partnership with the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada (ITCN), have created a statewide awareness campaign to bring better understanding of this epidemic. Together, we can make a difference this May by remembering those women and girls that are still missing and by seeking justice for their murders.
March 3, 2022: House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties hearing on “The Neglected Epidemic of Missing BIPOC Women and Girls”
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