Database Accounts for 250 Missing Indigenous Women and Girls; Likely Underreported

Written on 05/05/2021

The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, or NamUs, is a national information resource center for missing, unidentified and unclaimed person cases across the United States. Using this tool, we were able to identify nearly 250 missing Indigenous women and girls. Review the map to see data on those individuals unaccounted for.

Note that NamUs is a database that relies on law enforcement and the general public to input information. Due to underreporting, the number of missing Indigenous women and girls is likely much higher than you'll see here.

We must spread awareness and take action for the victims on not only the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls, but every day following. 

We must fight to end the epidemic.