Indigenous doctoral student, Annita Lucchesi, was tired of relying on external sources to find data on our missing and murdered indigenous sisters so she decided to develop her own database. So, why is this important to you?
Many state and federal laws create unique issues in transferring information and jurisdiction of crimes committed on tribal lands. Does this justify not collecting information at all? Ms. Lucchesi discovered several inconsistencies as she scoured documents on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) cases so she decided to make it her business, and her doctoral dissertation, to collect and create a database of this information.
Visit www.mmiwdatabase.com for more information on the database.