Resources

HOW TO BE A BETTER ALLY

  • Transfer the benefits of your privilege to those who have less
  • Acknowledge that the conversation is not about you
  • Educate yourself on the history of Indigenous Peoples
  • Seek out Indigenous created/supported resources
  • Remember that Indigenous Peoples are the experts of their own realities and histories
  • Learn about and acknowledge the ancestral lands you’re on (check out native-land.ca)

Local groups to know/follow/support

Tewa Women United
Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women
Santa Fe Indian Center

National organizations to know/follow/support

Urban Indian Health Institute
Native Youth Sexual Health Network
Violence on the Land, Violence on our Bodies Initiative
Sovereign Bodies Institute

MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN, GIRLS, TRANS, & TWO SPIRITS

#MMIWGT2S            #MMIWG         #MMIW

Cities with highest number of MMIWG cases in 2017*:
Seattle, WA (45)
Albuquerque, NM (37)
Anchorage, AK (31)
Tucson, AZ (31)
Billings, MT (29)
Gallup, NM (25)

States with the highest number of MMIWG cases in 2017*:
New Mexico (78)
Washington (71)
Arizona (54)
Alaska (52)
Montana (41)
California (40)

*as reported by the Urban Indian Health Institute

For more information, please visit these websites:

Justice for Native Women
Urban Indian Health Institute MMIWG report
Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women – MMIW
Walking With Our Sisters
National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Call your representatives and demand they put MMIW on their agenda!