We remember and honor the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirits within our communities. As Native people, we may often feel isolated from meaningful change, but, as we do, we work together to address these issues always. Natives in Tech members have created a number of #MMIW/#MMIWG2S open source projects to engage with and increase visibility on this important community issue. It is with deep care and compassion that we offer these.:
- MMIW AR Face Mesh App - Bringing awareness to #MMIW through augmented reality face meshing technology. Users learn about MMIW and then be able to take a picture with the iconic red hand over their face. They will then be able to share that picture with whatever social media or device they choose. You can download it here.
- Missing Indigenous Sisters Tools Initiative (MISTI) is a collective of tools ie. a workbook that includes jurisdictional info on how to navigate law enforcement, open-source intelligence gathering tips on how to do it, supports direct family involvement including printable materials to help navigate the systems, materials to help track information gathered throughout the process. And, it has tips on how to search areas/business, hospitals, medical providers, locations, and what questions to ask. In simple terms - it's help on how to become your own Private Investigator when your relative goes missing. Download the workbook at mmiw.org.
If you are interested in learning more about our work check out our website to learn more about the efforts that we have contributed to at nativesintech.org.