The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) crisis today is a continuation of the centuries of violence against Indigenous people that continues into the present. The injustice facing Indigenous communities today is sustained by the legacy of colonialism. Indigenous communities and individuals are here despite atrocities like genocide, land dispossession, forced displacement, forced removal of children, and sexual violence. The United States government continues to perpetuate this violence against indigenous peoples by passing insufficiently funded half-measures to address the MMIP crisis.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Journal of Equal Rights and Social Justice website on November 7, 2022. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Brody, Sarah, "The Failing Congressional Response to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Crisis" (2022). ERSJ Blog. 34.