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MMDR is fulfilling initiatives to serve Navajo families and communities. Please join us in supporting the Relatives of Missing & Murdered Diné. By supporting our efforts to make a difference, your donation enables us we to take action with urgency in order to protect our future generations and raise public awareness.
We are a dynamic team tasked with developing a framework for a proposed Missing & Murdered Diné Relatives data institute and to create a missing persons community action toolkit to empower Navajo communities to be proactive in prevention, awareness, and mobilization to recover missing relatives and provide support to families of MMDR.
We partner with several community stakeholders to hold community forums to reach out to Navajo families and understand the scope of the missing and murdered crisis.
Navajo Nation Missing Persons Updates is our sister organization led by volunteer advocate and founder Meskee Yatsayte.
If you have any questions regarding NNMPU, you may reach Meskee via email.
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To request a NNMPU missing persons flyer, you may submit a request here:
The purpose of the the MMDR Missing Persons Community Action Toolkit is to aid families through the process of locating a missing relative, how to work with law enforcement, mobilize a community search/rescue with emergency management agencies, and to improve communication between all the involved parties. The ultimate goal is to bring our relatives home!
Dedicated to Relatives Lost to Violence
This safe space will be designated for Navajo families who are seeking resources and access to services to aid with their journey of healing after losing a loved one or loved ones, to violence.
"Across the US, Indigenous communities and nations have struggled with endemic violence targeting primarily women, girls, nádleehi, 2SLGBTQAI+ people. This violence often ends with one going missing or being murdered. This crisis is compounded by lack of media attention, and when attention is given, Indigenous communities and victims are often misrepresented. Additionally, settler law and policy formulation regarding violence against Indigenous people, in particular women and girls, is ignored and assigned low policy priority. Law and policy can be implicated in numerous cases of our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, aunties, uncles, and nieces and nephews going missing or being murdered. Loopholes in law and policy allow perpetrators to enact their evil acts on people with few being held accountable. The ripple effect of one lost sister or brother in our communities is carried
forward seven generations."
Moroni Benally | Consultant Coordinator for Public Policy and Advocacy at Restoring Ancestral Winds, Inc.
“Our answers are in our community.”
Abigail Echo-Hawk | Director of the Urban Indian Health Institute
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