Every year, from April 29 through May 5, the National Week of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) calls the nation and the world to rise up to challenge the silence, tolerance, and inaction in response to this crisis. As part of our agency’s work with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC), we are active supporters of this work led by the Office of Tribal Relations, the Office of Racial Equity and Social Justice, and Adolescent Programs.
To learn more about MMIWG and ways to take action:
- National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center.
- Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women USA.
- Solidarity Prayer and Walk for Missing and Murdered Indigenous People and Families event on Saturday, May 5, in Seattle.
- Day of Action event hosted by Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Girls 2-Spirit Men Boys on Wednesday, May 5, in Spokane.
- MMIW awareness virtual event hosted by Cowlitz Tribe’s Pathways to Healing on Wednesday, May 5.
- Listening session/roundtable discussion event hosted by the Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives on Friday, May 7.
- The Vanished – article on MMIW in Washington State.
- WA State Patrol’s List of Missing Indigenous Persons.
- Gender diversity and violence against Native people.
- Email DCYF's Office of Tribal Relations.