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This paper explores the concerns encompassed in the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women issue and the recently begun movement. The MMIW movement is bringing recognition to the problems of unequal consideration given to Native American women and how our country has not responded effectively to crimes against members of the Native community. The majority of Native women will experience sexual violence within their lifetime. Additionally, there are many cases of missing and murdered women, in addition to those surrounding sexual violence, that are not addressed or investigated. Indigenous women are left to suffer on their own with no hope of justice due to the complicated legal system and the ignorance of the United States government. The lasting ideals of history and the disputes in governmental jurisdiction have severely contributed to the newly highlighted situation amongst indigenous communities. The fact of the matter is that women, of all types, deserve the right to be safe in their own communities, this is what the indigenous women are deprived of.


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