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Raising Awareness about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in New Mexico

Raising Awareness about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in New Mexico

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.

Guest:
Christina Castro, Three Sisters Collective
Cheyenne Antonio, Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women

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

Women Gather at Roundhouse to Honor Murdered, Missing; Demand Action, Navajo Times

Missing, Murdered, But Not Forgotten, Santa Fe New Mexican

Resources for Crime Victims, Native America Calling (5/8/2019)

Curbing Violence Against Native Women

NMiF: Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women

September 22, 2017 – Statistics prove American Indian and Alaska Native women face a higher risk of violence and sexual abuse. And, experts say, it can be hard to even get victims to talk about the domestic abuse they’ve suffered. Correspondent Antonia Gonzales talks with local advocates who are dedicated to helping young people overcome the stigma of domestic abuse and learn about healthy relationships.  The Coalition to STOP Violence Against Native Women uses culture and social media to support communities while working with tribal leaders, local, state and federal officials to not only advocate for families, but change the conversation about violence.

Studio Guests:                 
Deleana OtherBull (Crow and Northern Cheyenne), Executive Director, Coalition to STOP Violence Against Native Women
Keioshiah Peter (Navajo), Native Youth Coordinator, Coalition to STOP Violence Against Native