Building and sharing space with our communities is the foundation that grounds our mission, vision, and work at the Coalition, but we need you to join us. Get involved as we share ways for you to help break the cycles of violence. You can help make a difference in our awareness campaigns by following us and re-sharing our posts and articles on social media, join us at community training, participate in our social media photo challenge, or becoming a member of CSVANW.
(Excerpt from https://www.nativewomenswilderness.org/mmiw)
Our women, girls, and two-spirits are being taken from us in an alarming way. As of 2016, the National Crime Information Center has reported 5,712 cases of missing American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls. Strikingly, the U.S Department of Justice missing persons database has only reported 116 cases. The majority of these murders are committed by non-Native people on Native-owned land. The lack of communication combined with jurisdictional issues between state, local, federal, and tribal law enforcement, make it nearly impossible to begin the investigative process.
The above link is really great in showing the problems and showing the difference in states that have no records at all. This needs to be taken seriously, and any input you have in helping them be it posting on your media sites, becoming a member, contacting your representatives, donating even a small amount o aid in the work, newspapers, TV channels, etc. would be greatly appreciated.