Missing and Murdered Indigenous
Women and Relatives


The Color Red for MMIWR

February 9, 2021

Reporter Leah Lemm speaks with three survivors about the significance of the color red in the search and honoring of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives.


Finding Your Inner Warrior’s Voice with Jessica Smith

February 10, 2021

Today we talk with Jessica Gidagaakoons Smith (Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe), who is a mother, survivor, Two-Spirit warrior, Indigenous scholar, and researcher, MMIWG2S Legal Advocate, and so much more. Jessica shares how her own experience seeking healing as a survivor of domestic violence and human trafficking, led her on a path to become a national speaker, leader, and advocate for others.


Minnesota Native News: Honoring Missing and Murdered Indigenous People

February 14, 2019

February fourteenth is a day dedicated to remembering Missing Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and People. Marches and gatherings happen all around the state, the US, and Canada.

Data reveal the murder rate of American Indian/Alaskan Native women is almost 3 times that of non-Hispanic White women.

And Minnesota is one of the top ten states in the U.S. with the highest case number of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Reporter Leah Lemm attended the solidarity walk in Bemidji.


Minnesota Native News: Art-Making to Honor Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

February 14, 2018

Violence against Native people is disproportionately high. But communities are coming together to build deeper relationships and gain a louder voice around the issue by marching… and creating art together.  Leah Lemm has the story.



If you or someone you know needs help right now, you can reach out to these hotlines:

StrongHearts Native Helpline Anonymous and confidential at: 
1-844-7NATIVE or 1-844-762-8483.  

National Human Trafficking Hotline serves victims and survivors of human trafficking and anti-trafficking community in the US: 1-888-373-7888


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