MMIWG2ST stands for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirit, and Trans Folks; this acronym is inclusive to the queer relatives in Indigenous communities. A branch of the Indigenous Community Center of Lawrence KS.
A Modern Trail of Tears: The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women,Girls, Two-Spirit and Trans
It could be argued that the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) has been a crisis since the colonization of the Americas by Europeans began more than 500 years ago. In just the first century of colonization in the Americas (1492–1600), 90% of the Indigenous population had been killed off due to conflict and disease. This initial decimation of the Indigenous population was then followed by centuries of oppression which continues to this day. The crisis of MMIW is but one symptom of a greater crisis of violence and oppression affecting Indigenous people today.