Missing Murdered Indigenous Women's March
Start: Saturday, April 24, 2021•10:00 AM
End: Saturday, April 24, 2021• 3:00 PM
Please visit MMIWNC.com for more information for the upcoming April 24, 2021 Rally. Until we get more information about COVID-19, we won't know if this will be in person or virtually.
Next Steps for the year 2020
A recent federal National Institute of Justice funded study found that more than four in five American Indian and Alaska Native women and men have experienced violence in their lifetime, and more than one in three experienced violence in the past year. We need to conduct a study to increase state criminal justice protective and investigative resources for reporting and identifying missing Native American women in the state.
NEXT STEPS for the Coalition:
Determine the scope of the problem
Create partnerships to increase reporting and investigation In developing this study, the DPS must consult and collaborate with:
Tribal and local law enforcement
Federally and state recognized tribes
Urban Indian organizations
At the end of data gathering and statewide meetings, the we need write a report on our findings and submit the report to the legislature by. The community outreach consisted of representatives from the State Attorney General Office, a Dept of Public Safety , the Commission of Indian Affairs (COIA) and the community.
What Actions you can help US:
Lobby NC Legislators to create the legislation and plan with as many members of the Native American community as possible. Find out when MMIWNC Coalition will be heading to Raleigh.
Create a plan to meet and have dialogue with the 8 tribes and the urban Indian communities
Understand the historical challenges that have occurred in the past with reporting missing Native American women
Find out what law enforcement and the legislature can do to enhance the reporting process with the Native American community
About the Rally:
Rain or Shine! Saturday, April 24, 2021
Capitol Grounds, South Side, Please meet on the Morgan Street side to the right of the Washington Statue, in the approved area.
10:00 a.m. Speakers Check in & Community can sign banner or hand-print banner
11: 00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Prayer
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. March
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Rally featuring ~ Speakers on the issues and performers
2:50 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Wrap Up