In April 2019, UL librarians attended the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Round Table Discussion at the Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) campus in Albuquerque, NM. Annita Lucchesi was the featured speaker. She talked about her impetus for creating the MMIW database, which documents cases related to victims and their perpetrators and spans across the U.S. and Canada.
Included in the Round Table were New Mexico legislators and a delegate from NM Congresswoman Deborah Halaand’s office. SIPI professors Terry Gomez and Jodi Burshia organized this event.
Their stories, words, and actions inspired us to create this LibGuide. It attempts to gather in one place the latest news, reports, organizations working on MMIW, state and national legislation, and related topics. It will always be a work in progress as MMIW is an ongoing problem that is just receiving worldwide attention. We hope this LibGuide helps students, researchers, activists, and concerned citizens.