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Data for Indigenous Justice

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Data for Indigenous Justice(DIJ) was created from community grassroots efforts to call attention to the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirited people (MMIWG2S). DIJ, an Indigenous-led organization, uses their database to address the issue of MMIWG2S across Alaska and ensure that the data is used ethically and benefits the communities. After the Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act passed nationally,  DIJ’s  first report was cited in a recent executive proclamation from Alaska’s Governor recognizing May 5 as MMIWG2S Day of Awareness. They are working closely with other Indigenous-led nonprofits to create community-led healing initiatives, create tool kits, and address legislation and law enforcement issues. By decolonizing data collection, DIJ makes systemic issues visible within the Indigenous community and is shifting the power structures to create change and address injustices.

Website: DIJ

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