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Minnesota's MMIW task force releases report


December 16, 2020

Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people are “far more likely” to experience violence, go missing or be killed than other groups in Minnesota, according to a new report.

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Task Force in Minnesota has released a report of its findings. The task force was created in 2019 through unanimous bipartisan support of elected state officials.

"As the mother of a seven-year old Ojibwe girl, the contents of this report not only provide some comfort but a road map to ensure all of our daughters can grow up in a world where they are safe and valued," Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, White Earth Nation, said in a statement. "Now we must take action to ensure that not one Native woman, girl, or member of the two-spirit community is harmed or forgotten.”

The task force found that the root cause of MMIW injustices are based in colonization, historical trauma, racism, sexism and sexual objectification.


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