Since 2017, grassroots actions on May 5th to honor and call for justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) have increasingly grown at the local, regional, national, and international level. Native families, advocates, and Indigenous nations continue to challenge the widespread apathy, complicity, and tolerance of their abuse in response that is the crisis of MMIWG. Will you join the Week of Action this year? In doing so, you can pledge to donate to a local tribal group, sign up to learn new things at a workshop, read suggested books and more! Remember, nobody is free and equal until we are all free and equal.
However, according to a 2021 summary of existing research by the National Congress of American Indians, Native American women and girls face murder rates almost three times that of White women overall, and up to ten times the national average in some locations. The true number may never be known though, as there is a distrust of law enforcement among some indigenous groups. Learn more and do better to support all people today!