Making A Difference For Missing And Murdered Indigenous Persons


On May 6, 2023, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) advocacy group held its first annual 5K walk/run at Cal State San Bernardino to bring awareness to the epidemic of violence and injustice that indigenous people face. Murder is the third highest cause of death among American Indian and Alaskan Native women, and 82% of indigenous men are victims of violence in their lifetime. 

The event—held during MMIP Awareness Month and a day after Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Day—raised funds to support the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women and Strong Hearted Native Women’s Coalition, Inc., two organizations that advocate for native communities.