2023 Violence Against Native People (VAWA, MMIW) News Stories

New report highlights circumstances around hundreds of Alaska’s missing Indigenous people (Alaska Public Media) 8/24/2023

‘We keep dying’: Indigenous Oklahomans fight state’s missing, murdered crisis (Tulsa World) 8/21/2023

California Feather Alert event educates on statewide alert system for missing Native Americans (Red Lake Nation News) 7/11/2023

Justice Department launches Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Regional Outreach Program (Red Lake Nation News) 6/29/2023

Not Invisible Act commission stops in Albuquerque to hear testimony on missing and murdered Indigenous individuals (NM Political Report) 6/28/2023

Not Invisible Act hearing gathers testimony on MMIP cases (Native News Online) 6/9/2023

Federal judge: The government is obligated to provide law enforcement on Pine Ridge (Rapid City Journal) 5/26/2023

State MMIP coordinator says initiative is growing in Alaska, Lower 48 (Alaska Public Media) 5/22/2023

Gov. Katie Hobbs establishes missing and murdered Indigenous people task force (Cronkite News) 5/15/2023

Day highlights missing and murdered Indigenous people (KUNC) 5/5/2023

Biden declares May 5 'Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day,' but challenges remain (KOSU) 5/5/2023

Task force addresses alarming rate of missing and murdered Indigenous woman (Inside Track, State Bar of Wisconsin) 5/3/2023

U.S. Department of Justice issues new guidelines for missing and murdered Indigenous people cases (KOSU) 5/1/2023

Native American women deserve to be counted (Elle) 4/26/2023

Federal commission hears from Alaskans on high rate of missing and murdered Indigenous people (Alaska Public Media) 4/26/2023

May 5 events planned around the Northwest for missing and murdered Indigenous people (Big Country News) 4/24/2023

WA launches cold case unit for missing and murdered Indigenous people (Seattle Times) 4/21/2023

Oklahoma advocates, experts say system to find missing Indigenous people is a 'mess' (KOSU) 4/13/2023

Under bill, Montana could fund missing persons response team (Missoula Current) 3/15/2023

Yurok Tribe hires investigator to pursue new, existing MMIP cases (Native News Online) 3/14/2023

Hobbs signs executive order establishing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples Task Force (AZ Mirror) 3/9/2023

Retired police officer launches nonprofit to search for missing Indigenous people (Native News Online) 3/9/2023

Las Vegas lawmaker introduces new bill on reporting missing Indigenous people (KTNV Las Vegas) 3/8/2023

Newhouse introduces legislation to strengthen tribal law enforcement, address MMIW crisis (Quad City Herald) 3/7/2023

Missing and Murdered Indigenous People bill passes; hope is ‘people are taken seriously when reporting (St. George News) 2/6/2023

Federal government seeks solutions to the crisis of missing Indigenous people (Nevada Public Radio) 1/18/2023

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