July 26, 2019 – Family members and advocates of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIW) are striving to keep the issue in the public and before policy makers. A lack of data is a major challenge in addressing the issue, but recent research has shown New Mexico has the highest number of MMIW cases in the country. Advocates are working on various levels to address the issue in New Mexico.
For Further Reading/Listening:
Briefing Paper on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, UNM Native American Budget and Policy Study
Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Infographic, UNM Native American Budget and Policy Study
Missing, Murdered, But Not Forgotten, Santa Fe New Mexican
Resources for Crime Victims, Native America Calling (5/8/2019)