2022 Fall DLC: Operation Lady Justice: Federal Government Resources on Missing & Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP)

  • Duration: 36 minutes
  • Date Recorded: October 19, 2022


  • Elizabeth Sanders, Lamar University, Mary and John Gray Library


This session will introduce Federal Government resources related to the missing & murdered indigenous persons (MMIP) crisis in the United States. Unfortunately, violence against American Indians and Alaskan Natives (AI/AN) is not new, but Federal Government attention to the issue of MMIP has resulted in numerous publications from 2015 to the present that may be of interest to researchers. This presentation will focus only on publications released between 2015 to 2022, using key Legislative and Executive documents to establish a timeline, discussing the Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaskan Natives active from 2019-2021, and suggesting additional sources and search strategies for locating information on this topic. The goal is that participants will leave the presentation with knowledge of key terminology and sources to research this topic themselves or to assist users researching this topic.

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