2022 National Week of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

2022 National Week of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women


Organized by the National Partners Work Group on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) and the MMIW Family Advisors


Since 2017, grassroots actions on May 5th to honor and call for justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW) have increasingly grown at the local, regional, national, and international level. Native families, advocates, and Indigenous Nations continue to rise up to challenge the silence, tolerance, and inaction in response to the crisis of MMIW. Locally, community searches and actions, Tribal press conferences, justice marches continue to draw attention and urgency to the MMIW crisis, reflecting the long-standing call in holding governments publicly accountable for the perpetrators allowed to prey on Native women with impunity. These Indigenous-led, grassroots efforts are exposing systemic barriers through federal and local legislation that mandates the attention to the federal trust responsibility and the equitable response of governments in consultation with tribes to address the MMIW crisis. The voices of families, advocates, and Indigenous nations will not be silenced.

The National Partners Work Group on MMIW and the MMIW Family Advisors are organizing a National Week of Action (April 29-May 5, 2022) to call the nation and the world to action in honor of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Take action by participating in these virtual events, exploring our list of resources, and organizing additional actions in your communities on and around May 5th. Join us in saying ‘enough is enough’—not one more stolen sister.

Schedule of Events

April 29, 2022

  • Traditional Launch, 12 p.m. MST | Register
  • National Briefing: Addressing the Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, 1 p.m. MST, hosted by NIWRC | Register

May 2, 2022

  • Webinar: Voices Rising: Uplifting Native Hawaiian Women Survivors and Victims Missing or Murdered, hosted by the Pouhana O Na Wahine, 1 p.m. MST | Register

May 3, 2022

  • Webinar: Spotlight Alaska and the Crisis of MMIWG 2022, hosted by the Alaska Native Women's Resource Center, 1 p.m. MST | Register

May 4, 2022

  • Webinar: Using International Law to Respond to VAIW and the MMIWG Crisis, hosted by the Indian Law Resource Center, 1 p.m. MST | Register

May 5, 2022

  • #MMIWActionNow Twitter Storm, 10–10:30 a.m. MST
  • #MMIWActionNow Twitter Chat, 12–1 p.m. MST
  • Webinar: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women National Day of Action: Uplifting the Voices of MMIW Surviving Families, 1 p.m. MST, hosted by NIWRC | Register
  • Running for Justice: A National Virtual Run, hosted by Rising Hearts (May 5-8)

Helpful Resources

Join Us On Social Media

  • Post a photo of yourself wearing red and/or traditional attire with the MMIW ‘No More Stolen Sisters’ poster on social media using hashtags #MMIWActionNow #NoMoreStolenSisters #MMIW
  • Use social media hashtags during the 2022 National Week of Action: #MMIWActionNow #NoMoreStolenSisters #MMIW


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