Missing & Murdered Diné Relatives at a Glance
Who We Are
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.
Missing & Murdered Diné Relatives
Missing & Murdered Diné Relatives is raising funds and promoting initiatives to serve Navajo families and communities. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness, promote prevention, and create healing spaces. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a difference in the lives of our Diné.
Navajo Nation Missing Persons Updates
COMING SOON: Space will be created for our partner NNMPU, who will provide information, resources, and flyers on missing Navajo relatives and how families can work with NNMPU volunteer advocates.
Missing Persons Community Action Toolkit
Action and Mobilization
COMING SOON: 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!
Relatives Lost to Violence
COMING SOON: 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.
“Our answers are in our community.”
Our Bodies, Our Stories: Sexual Violence Among Native Women in Seattle, WA (2018)
Director of the Urban Indian Health Institute