Since the database was started in 2015, there has been an average of about 250-300 new MMIWG cases across the US and Canada per year. If we use this as a base number for estimating numbers for prior years, the database is missing approximately 20,000 cases (though potentially even more, if we were to account for spikes due to residential schools and the 60s Scoop). We also recognize that there are many cases that go undocumented or unreported, and that we are limited in our capacity to include our sisters from other regions. We are working to fill these gaps in as best we can, but we need your help.
When sending in a submission, please try to share as much of this information as possible:
Case data (see About page for list of data collected in database)
Who You Are: Are you a researcher, journalist, community member, or advocate? Did you have a relationship with the victim?
Data Source: Where did you get this information from? Are there any news articles, obituaries, or records you have that can be entered into the database as a source verifying this data?
Sensitive Information: If there is any information in your submission that you don't want shared with the general public, please make that clear. For example, some families want their loved one counted but don't want their name circulated--in those instances, they are entered into the database as "Name Withheld," in order to respect those boundaries.
Please send any submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.