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Where Violence, Inequity and Public Health Collide: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Research by Dr. Ninez Ponce, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, cited in UCLA Health report on the the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous people

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women has existed for centuries, largely overlooked.

In North America, the public has largely overlooked the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous people. From 2011 to 2020, 710 Indigenous people, mostly girls, have gone missing in Wyoming alone.

According to research, 84% of American Indian and Alaska Native women have experienced violence in their lifetime. They also face murder rates at almost three times that of non-Hispanic white women.

by Jocelyn Apodaca Schlossberg