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Understanding The Injustices Of Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women To Organize And Respond As A Grassroots Movement

Capacity building event

Join us for a webinar to learn more about the injustices of missing and murdered Indian women and the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center’s campaign to raise awareness and call for social change and grassroots organizing. We will share information about organizing efforts to address violence against Indian women at the tribal, state and national levels that have resulted in social change reflected in changes in laws, policies and social norms over the past 35 years. For Indian tribes and Native women, such organizing has helped to raise awareness and understanding of the disparities Native women face and what changes are necessary to end the violence and increase women’s safety. Over the last five years, we have seen growing attention and pressure at the tribal, state and national levels to respond to cases of Native women who have gone missing and/or been murdered.


  • Paula Julian, Senior Policy Specialist for the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC), the National Indian Resource Center Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women
  • Wendy Schlater, Vice Chair Woman of the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians and Program Director of La Jolla’s Avellaka Program addressing safety for Native women.
  • Lynda Smallenberger, Executive Director of Kene Me-Wu Family Healing Center