MCF All-Member Briefing: Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women's Task Force Report

Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am CDT

In 2019, the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Task Force was created through unanimous bipartisan support of the Minnesota Legislature, and was coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people are far more likely to experience violence, be murdered, or go missing compared to other demographic groups in Minnesota. While Indigenous people make up just 1% of the state’s population, 9% of all murdered girls and women in Minnesota from 2010-2019 were American Indian.

Identifying the root causes of what is happening with Indigenous women is key to identifying solutions. The MMIW task force focused on issues and tasks identified in the legislation, including addressing the systemic causes, collecting and reporting data, addressing policy and practices within institutions, reducing and eliminating violence, and helping Indigenous women and girls heal from violence.

The work of that Task force resulted in an important report that was unveiled in January 2021. In the report, are key recommendations for funders. This member briefing will feature Task Force members and researchers who will present key findings and uplift opportunities for funders to be involved in solutions.

We invite you to join us.

Presenters: Senator Mary Kunesh, State Senator, Minnesota District 41 & MMIW Task Force Co-Chair; Nicole Matthews, Executive Director, Minnesota's Indian Womens Sexual Assualt Coalition & MMIW Task Force Co-Chair; Caroline Palmer, Safe Harbor Director, Minnesota Department of Health; Nicole Martin Rogers, Senior Research Manager, Wilder Foundation 


Additional Resources: 

2021 National Week of Action for MMIWG

A Call-In to Grow Indigenous Power

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