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Shattering the Silence

Standing strong for the Missing and Murdered

When words fail and silence overwhelms, MMIW-Chahta stands as a beacon of hope and action, echoing the voices of the missing and uniting a community in search of justice and healing.

Understandin the Crisis

Understanding the crisis

The crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) cuts to the heart of indigenous communities across North America. Rooted in centuries of colonial violence, systemic discrimination, and societal indifference, this crisis reflects the alarming rates of violence, abduction, and murder disproportionately affecting Indigenous women and their relatives. That is why we demand urgent action, awareness, and systemic change.

Oklahoma ranks among the top 10 states for missing Native individuals, with
both Oklahoma City (187) and Tulsa (161) featuring prominently
among the top 10 cities in the US for such cases.


Unsolved Cases in the US

The Bureau of Indian Affairs estimates there are approximately 4,200 missing and murdered cases that have gone unsolved nationwide.


Missing in Oklahoma

There are at least 700 cases of missing or murdered Indigenous people in Oklahoma, according to a database compiled by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation



Experienced Violence

A 2016 study found that more than four in five American Indian and Alaska Native women (84.3 percent) have experienced violence in their lifetime.

When a loved one goes missing

This information is adapted from the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center's toolkit When a Loved One Goes Missing. It is a quick reference guide for families of missing Indigenous women and provides a step-by-step guide on what to do in the first 72 hours your loved one is missing. 

Who We Are
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Who We Are

Founded on the principles of healing, justice, and community empowerment, our organization is committed to supporting affected families through comprehensive services including community outreach, education on domestic and family violence, and law enforcement training.


The rich traditions and resilience of the Chahta people, empowers us to bring meaningful change and awareness to the challenges faced by indigenous people today. MMIW-Chahta aspires to not only remember and honor those we have lost but to pave the way for a future where every indigenous person is safe, respected, and valued.


Join us in our mission to make a difference in the lives of indigenous women and their families, advocating for a world where their voices are heard and their spirits honored.

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