NIWRC Releases A New Resource! “Special Collections: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls”

The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) is excited to announce the release of the Special Collections: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls in the NIWRC Online Resource Library!

This Special Collection is developed to highlight the issues, concerns, recommendations, and resources for addressing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls (MMIWG) within our communities. The Special Collection organizes information, resources, tips and curricula drawn from the wealth of knowledge of NIWRC’s sister organizations, partners, experts from the field, and other allies from the web.

“This toolkit will house resources on cultural issues, national sources, statistics, topical issues and approaches, existing programs, and available material and resources to create awareness and promote important discussions about MMIWG,” said Princella RedCorn, Communication Officer, NIWRC. “We plan to expand this collection as resources and new information become available.”

This Special Collection is primarily designed for domestic violence programs, sexual assault programs, sex trafficking programs, tribal coalitions, tribal leaders, educators, advisors, and community members to obtain resources, education and other materials to use in the development and delivery of services. In addition, families of the missing and murdered Indigenous women & girls may access this toolkit directly. It is intended to assist readers in locating advocates and providing the information they can share with professionals, schools, or resources to use for their own outreach projects. The Special Collection is also a resource for our communities to learn about MMIWG.

• VISIT: Special Collection: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls-
http://www.niwrc.org/resources/special-collection-missing-murdered-indigenous-women-girls
• EXPLORE: NIWRC’s Online Resource Library, searching by category- http://www.niwrc.org/resources


“#Notinvisible, Am I next? and stolen sisters are phrases of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls movement. Often with major social issues, we are wrapped up in statistics and politics. The faces of the women and girls are lost in the numbers, and with their faces are their stories. Until real action is taken the phrases are just words, and unfortunately, meaningful action is not taken by most until it directly affects them. She has a name, she has a face, she is loved, and she is important, the time to act is now. With Indigenous people becoming more vocal in politics and standing up for our values, there is hope for the future that justice will finally be served.”—Danielle Reyse Fixico

About the Artist
Chokma, my name is Danielle Reyse Fixico. I am a proud member of the Chickasaw Nation and descendant of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. I am 20 years old and a senior Native American studies major, with a focus in art and media, and fine arts minor at the University of Oklahoma. I will be graduating with my bachelor’s degree in December 2019. After graduation, I will be pursuing my graduate degree in fine arts. I will then be pursuing my Ph.D. in Native American art. I hope to be an art professor at a tribal college to inspire more Indigenous artists to use their creative voices to share our culture with the world.

To me, art is a universal language; there is not a dictionary to understand art, it is boundless. A single art piece can have a different meaning for each individual that views it, depending on who they are and what they are facing in their life. Art can be an expression of freedom, it can bring people together, and it can inspire. When words are lost, and action is futile, art always speaks.