Nominate a representative to the MMIWR task force

On May 5, 2021, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed Executive Order 2021-013 that establishes the next phase of the task force. Membership will expand to include representatives from across Tribal Nations, including state legislators and community partners. We invite you to nominate representatives that are committed to this cause and have the time and capacity to support the task force as they work to develop a state response plan addressing systemic changes that support prevention, reporting, and investigation of MMIWR incidents.

The task force is committed to building partnerships and relationships to ensure that the state response to this crisis includes diverse representation. Outreach to tribal leaders, community organizations, Indigenous relatives, and other stakeholders across the state is critical as we strive to build a task force that represents rural and urban communities, tribal governments, law enforcement agencies, and state agencies.

The perspective and expertise of task force members is essential to provide input, help the task force gather relevant data, and support the task force during community hearings, meetings, and subcommittee meetings. We also ask members to support the development of recommendations for the state response plan that will be developed to identify long-term solutions for addressing MMIWR incidents. Task force members are asked to:

  • Participate in an introductory webinar to learn more about the vision, goals, and objectives, and roles;
  • Attend monthly meetings and/or activity via zoom (future events may include in-person meetings)
  • Provide targeted feedback and input by completing surveys and participating in subcommittee meetings, and;
  • Participate in any additional webinars that are scheduled.

Representatives that serve as a task force member must be able to attend and participate in webinars and meetings as outlined above.

There will be an information session for tribal leaders and anyone interested on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at 1:30 PM via zoom. Register for the zoom information session here: Info Session  

If you would like more information you can visit: iad.state.nm.us or email cmeans.mmiwnm@gmail.com.

 

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Nominate a representative to the MMIWR task force

If anyone within your Nation, Tribe, or Pueblo is interested and able to lend expertise to these important and critical discussions by serving as a task force member, please complete a short nomination form (below). After the nomination form is received, we will send a confirmation and ask the individual(s) nominated to submit a resume and letter of interest via email.

Nomination Form

MMIWR Task Force Tribal Representative Designation Form (to be filled by the tribal leader supporting the nominee that will serve as a tribal representative)