UIHI Report: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
The Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) has just released its “Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls” report, which provides a snapshot of crisis in urban Native communities.
“Seventy-one percent of American Indian and Alaska Natives live in urban areas, yet, accurate data does not exist regarding the rates of violence among this population,” said Abigail Echo-Hawk, Director of UIHI and citizen of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. “This report is a step toward addressing this epidemic.”
*This report contains strong language about violence against Native women and girls.