NM MMIWR Clearinghouse

Each header has a brief description of what the documents are and how the task force utilized them. 

New Mexico Missing Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives Task Force Report published December 2020. The first report published by the NM MMIWR Task Force. The task force spent 13 months collecting information and data unique to the state of New Mexico and tribal communities in order to complete this final report. 

Major sections of the report; Defining Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives (MMIWR), Background and Contextual Considerations for Indian Country, Preliminary Results from Data Analysis, Task Force Recommendations, Appendices. 

Task Force Final Report

The Southwest Indian Law Clinic conducted independent studies of laws and crime that affect MMIW cases and investigations in New Mexico. The reports were used as contributing information for the published final report of the MMIWR Task Force. 

Investigating Murder and Major Crime on Tribal Lands

State Cross-Commissions for Tribal Law Enforcement

Harvard University students from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government: Nation Building II Spring 2021 course assisted the task force by providing a report which includes; strategic planning, prioritizing report recommendations, receiving community feedback, and next steps for the state in this work.

IAD-Harvard MMIWR Final Report

Surveying tribal law enforcement, service providers, and survivors and families, was outlined as a goal of the task force. These are samples of the surveys created by the task force. Each NM tribe and the NM Indian Affairs Department was requested to enter into a data-sharing agreement in order to collect data and feedback from tribal members and tribal service providers. 


Service Providers Surveys

Law Enforcement Surveys

Survivor and Families Surveys

Tribal and State Data Sharing Agreement 

The MMIWR Task Force held public meetings that were transcribed. Meeting transcripts and agendas were documented for reference in the final report. 


First meeting 11/8/2019 at CNM Albuquerque, NM

Second meeting 12/12/2019 First United Methodist Church Gallup, NM

Third meeting 2/21/2020 Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Albuquerque, NM

Fourth meeting 3/27/2020 Zoom meeting

Fifth meeting 4/8/2020 Zoom meeting

Sixth meeting 10/8/2020 Zoom meeting

Seventh meeting 5/5/2021 Zoom meeting

Eighth meeting 6/25/2021 Zoom meeting

Ninth meeting 7/29/2021 Zoom meeting

Tenth meeting 8/31/2021 Zoom meeting


Eleventh Meeting 9/27/2021 Zoom meeting

Twelfth Meeting 10/26/2021 Zoom meeting

Goals and objectives that were outlined by the MMIWR Task Force members.

MMIWR Report Goals and Objectives

An estimated timeline of projects that contributed to the work of the MMIWR Task Force.

MMIWR Project Timeline

The IPRA request that the task force submitted to law enforcement agencies and offices in efforts to collect data throughout the state of New Mexico. 

IPRA Request

This document serves to outline the data gathering plan to meet the research goals and objectives for the final report. 

Data Gathering Plan

This document provides acronyms and terms that were defined in order to develop a shared vision and vocabulary for describing and addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women. 

Definitions Guide