Sunday May 5th was the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. You may recall that I posted about this epidemic last November:
“It is North America’s dark, open secret that as a vulnerable and marginalized population, native women are far more likely to be raped, and far more likely to be murdered. And thus far, there has been no justice for MMIW, whose countless cases are left unresolved and ignored. Just to give you a little perspective: in 2017, 5,646 Native American women were entered as missing into the National Crime Information Center; in 2016, 5,711. In the first six months of 2018 there were 2,758 indigenous woman reported missing. These numbers are staggering when you consider that Native Americans only make up approximately 1% of the U.S. population.”
With the upcoming Human Trafficking Awareness training, it is important to know that our indigenous women are still being targeted and trafficked. Please keep our MMIW: our sisters, our mothers, our daughters, our granddaughters in your thoughts.