Experts Discuss Missing Indigenous Women at GW

Presented in partnership by the Urban Indian Health Institute and GW’s AT&T CIPP

December 14, 2018

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Abigail Echo-Hawk (l) and Annita Lucchesi (r) present their research on missing and slain indigenous women and girls in urban areas. (Photos: Harrison Jones/GW Today)

There is a lack of data on the ongoing crisis of missing and slain Indigenous women and girls, which contributes to a false perception that the issue does not impact American Indian and Alaska Native women living off of reservations.

A newly released report from the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) aims to change that, by bringing to light more than 500 stories of missing and slain indigenous women and girls in cities across the U.S.