This virtual Conversation with the Field will be a discussion focused on how families and advocates, with adequate and culturally appropriate response from law enforcement, can promptly respond in the event a loved one goes missing, and/or is found murdered. Understanding systemic disparities, attendees will discuss what families and advocates can do to engage law enforcement once someone has gone missing or found murdered. Discussion topics will include the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Toolkit, Lethality Assessments, and how tribes are currently responding.
A loved one gone missing is traumatic enough. A useful practice of coordinated response will help reduce the trauma and disparities experienced by Native families in MMIW cases and could ultimately become a tool to prevent MMIW.
This 1.5-hour interactive conversation will be held on the Zoom meeting platform starting at 1:00 p.m. eastern time.