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Honoring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW): Introduction

Use this guide to research and locate resources on the epidemic of Missing Murdered Indigenous Persons

The Purpose of the LibGuide

The purpose of this research LibGuide (Pathfinder) is two-fold: to raise awareness of the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) and to provide a starting point to research on the crisis with legislative, Indigenous community, and scholarly sources for further inquiry.

The information in the guide includes content from both North America and Canada.

Note: this LibGuide is a breathing document, and content will be updated. 
Credit goes to the Indigenous librarians who provided foundations in this work at the University of New Mexico and Xwi7xwa Library at the University of British Columbia.


Glossary of Terms and Hashtags

#MMIW Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women 

#MMIR Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives

#MMIP Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons

#MMIWG Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls 

#MMIP Missing and Murdered Indigenous People

#MMIWG2S Missing Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirit

#MMIWG2ST Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two Spirit, Transgender

MMIG2ST Actions for Justice Week 2023

Why We Wear Red

Image courtesy of Odawa Trails, Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians