As a tribal coalition, CSVANW does not provide emergency or direct services.  If you are in an unsafe situation or need immediate assistance please dial 911.

Violence Is Not Our Tradition

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives (MMIWR) is a community-based grassroots movement created to address and bring awareness to the lack of response when a Native women, girl, transgender or two- spirit relative goes missing or is murdered. CSVANW’s Land and Body Violence program creates an opportunity for training, education and workshops to provide community support, healing, and to spread awareness of the ongoing crisis. CSVANW strives to provide best practices when working with impacted families and advocates. 


Pipelines and the Oil Industry
Have exacerbated violence against Native women
In the United States
5% of oil and 10% of gas reserves, 30% of low-sulfur coal reserves and 40% of privately held uranium deposits are found on Native American reservations
Mothers’ Breast Milk
had 4 to 12 times the contaminations levels found in their body tissue in some Indigenous communities affected by extractive industries.
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About Land and Body Violence (LBV)


Coming Soon

Trainings & Events

Bi-Annual MMIWR Core Advocacy Training
Quarterly MMIWR Workshops
Fundamentals of Organizing an Awareness Rally
May 5th MMIWR Awareness Day

Upcoming LBV Trainings:

Sexual Violence in Tribal Communities Training Day
April 26, 2024 12:00 am -
April 26, 2024 12:00 am
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10th Annual Tribal Leaders Summit
May 22, 2024 12:00 am -
May 23, 2024 12:00 am
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MMIP LEO Training Acoma Pueblo
May 28, 2024 12:00 am -
May 28, 2024 12:00 am
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Fundamentals of Organizing an MMIWR Awareness Rally [Duplicate]
May 31, 2024 12:00 am -
May 31, 2024 12:00 am
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Looking to the Future

Land and body violence is especially prevalent in rural communities. It is very important for our women, girls, youth, and LGBTQ2S relatives to be aware of the ongoing MMIWR crisis in the tribal communities. CSVANW will continue to provide training and education, and workshops to proceed with spreading awareness. We will also provide updated resources and support for the impacted families, and advocates. Storytelling workshops will also be provided to give those who are impacted by MMIWR a safe space to share their stories and lived experiences. Outreach and prevention of MMIWR will help to educate our youth, communities tribal communities.