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File #: 65154    Version: 1 Name: Designating May 5, 2021, as "Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Awareness Day" in Madison, Wisconsin.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/20/2021 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 5/4/2021 Final action: 5/4/2021
Enactment date: 5/10/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00307
Title: Designating May 5, 2021, as "Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Awareness Day" in Madison, Wisconsin.
Sponsors: Arvina Martin, Patrick W. Heck, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Syed Abbas, Christian A. Albouras, Brian Benford, Juliana R. Bennett, Sheri Carter, Nikki Conklin, Jael Currie, Tag Evers, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Grant Foster, Keith Furman, Gary Halverson, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Lindsay Lemmer, Charles Myadze, Michael E. Verveer, Regina M. Vidaver, Nasra Wehelie
Attachments: 1. 210504_Common Council Registrants Report-Final.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
5/4/20211 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Unanimously Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.24, & 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/20/20211 Council Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution designates May 5, 2021, as "Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Awareness Day" in Madison, Wisconsin. It also directs that the Madison Police Department (MPD) and the Department of Civil Rights (DCR) work with the Wisconsin Department of Justice and other stakeholders to collect accurate data and implement solutions. DCR has recommended a base figure of $50,000 to allow for necessary consultation hours and/or supplemental support to organizations like DAIS to expand capacity for this work. There is no budget for this and an appropriation would need to be made to fund this effort whether using City resources or potential grant funding. MPD has indicated that their role can be accomplished with existing resources.
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Designating May 5, 2021, as "Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Awareness Day" in Madison, Wisconsin.
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WHEREAS according to a 2016 report from the National Institute of Justice, 84% of American Indian and Alaskan Native women have experienced violence in their lifetime, more than half of whom experienced sexual violence; and

WHEREAS, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, homicide is the third leading cause of death among American Indian and Alaskan Native women between 10 and 24 years of age and the fifth leading cause of death for American Indian and Alaskan Native women between 25 and 34 years of age; and

WHEREAS, in 2016, the National Crime Information Center reported nearly 6,000 cases of missing American Indian and Alaskan Native women and girls, yet the U.S. Department of Justice was tracking only 119 cases in the NamUS missing persons database; and

WHEREAS, no reliable data exists on the actual number of missing Indigenous women and girls in the United States, and instances of violence continue to be directed against Indigenous women, living both on reservations and in urban areas, at high rates;

WHEREAS, the Urban Indian Health Institute found ther...

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