In peace, love, and prayer Native Children’s Survival honors our Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls on this day of awareness and everyday.
According to the United States National Crime Information Center, 5,712 missing American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls were reported in 2016, while only 116 cases were reported by the US Department of Justice’s federal missing person database.
Take a look at the Urban Indian Health Institute report that provides a snapshot of data from 71 urban cities in the United States on Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls.
According to Canada’s final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls released by the RCMP, 1,017 women and girls identified as Indigenous were murdered between 1980 and 2012. This is a homicide rate roughly 4.5 times higher than that of all other women in Canada.
In a TeenVogue story "When the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Crisis Hits Home” Ruth Hopkins writes, "While statistics surrounding missing and murdered Indigenous women are not often available, it is known that Native women are more likely to be sexually assaulted by non-Natives than other Natives." And, “Native Americans and Alaska Natives represent only 0.8% of the U.S. population, but in 2017, they made up 1.8% of missing persons cases in the FBI’s National Crime Information Center database.”
Amnesty International has listed the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls epidemic. Native Children’s Survival encourages you to take the Pledge to Stand with Indigenous Women and Families to End the Violence.
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