May 1 - May 7

National Week of Action for
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People

About Missing and Murdered
Indigenous Women and People

"Far too often, murders and missing persons cases in Indian Country go unsolved and unaddressed, leaving families and communities devastated."

- Deb Haaland, US Secretary of the Interior

The red handprint is a symbol of the MMIWP movement, and represents the thousands of Indigenous persons who have been silenced.

In the United States, Native people experience higher rates of violence than all other ethnicities, and 56% of Native women have experienced sexual violence.

The first week in May, join the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe in honoring and raising awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People nationwide.

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5 Ways to Raise Awareness About #MMIWP

  • Wear red and post a photo on social media with hashtags like #MMIWActionNow, #MMIWP, #MMIW, and #MMIWG2S

  • Host a community event such as a prayer circle or candlelight vigil.

  • Post a list of names of missing or murdered persons from your community.

  • Create a living memorial.

  • View webinars provided by organizations like the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center.