• Carolyn DeFord

    This is absolutely amazing! My mom went missing in 1999 and is still to this day. For our families this is Awareness to the issue and the first step in accurate data and Accountability. Hopefully this will also collect data on human trafficking since we are lacking a database for those cases as well. We know there is a correlation to trafficking and missing and murdered indigenous men and women. I’d also like to track the risk factors so that our communities can focus on those for prevention.

    The issue of missing and murdered Native people needs to be inclusive of men and two spirit as well. They go missing and are murdered at higher rates per capita than any other race and in many many areas higher rates than women.

    Carolyn DeFord
    Founder, Missing and Murdered Native Amer