Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force (MMIW) is charged with helping fight the abduction, homicide, violence and trafficking of Indigenous women in Wisconsin. The task force plans to focus on examining the factors that contribute to missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW) and the response from social service organizations, understanding the roles federal, state and tribal jurisdictions play, and improving and implementing robust data collection and reporting methods. 

 

Upcoming Meetings

Meeting Materials

Subcommittees

Members

News

Forms 

 

Upcoming Meetings

 

  • Friday, June 18, 2021
  • Friday, September 17, 2021
  • Friday, December 17, 2021

Meetings held 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

Meeting Materials

Subcommittees

  • To be announced.

Members

  • Task Force Co-Chair: Skye Alloway, Forest County Potawatomi Representative
  • Task Force Co-Chair: Justine Rufus, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Tribal Treasurer Etta Burns, Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians Representative
  • Elder and Peacemaker Renee Gralewicz, Brothertown Indian Nation Representative
  • Stephanie Begay, Ho-Chunk Nation Representative
  • Secretary/Treasurer Michelle Beaudin, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Tribal Governing Board
  • Police Chief TJ Bill, Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Representative
  • Tribal Legislator Myrna Warrington, Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Representative
  • Zatrina Vollmar, Mole Lake Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Representative, VOCA Director
  • Councilwoman Jennifer Webster, Oneida Nation
  • Judge Gwendolyn Topping, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Representative
  • Chairwoman Susan Lowe, St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin Representative
  • President Shannon Holsey, Stockbridge Munsee Band of Mohican Indians and Great Lakes Intertribal Council (GLITC) Representative
  • Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes
  • Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul
  • Michelle Bailey, Allied Direct Service Professional, Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
  • Pam Johnson, American Indians Against Abuse
  • State Representative Beth Meyers, Assembly Democrat - Bayfield
  • State Representative Jeffrey Mursau, Assembly Republican - Crivitz
  • Attorney Danica Zawieja, Assistant Tribal Attorney, Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
  • Tribal Elder Esie Leoso, Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians
  • Monique Minkens, End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin
  • Dr. Cristina Figueroa-Soto, Forensic Anthropologist, Wisconsin Coroners and Medical Examiners Association
  • Police Chief Tamara Larson, Frederic Police Department & Police Officer, St. Croix Tribal Police Department
  • Matt Joy, Director, Human Trafficking Bureau and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Department of Criminal Investigation, Wisconsin Department of Justice
  • Jamie Kellicut, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Community Engagement & Indigenous Affairs Director, HIR Wellness Institute
  • Tribal Elder Denise Wildcat, Lac du Flambeau Tribal Member
  • Marcie Rosas, Medical Examiner, Eau Claire and Dunn Counties, Wisconsin Coroners and Medical Examiners Association
  • Cherie Thunder, Menikanaehkem
  • Sheriff Rebecca Smith, Menominee County Sheriff
  • Andrea Lemke-Rochon, MMIW Family Member
  • Stacey Schreiber, MMIW Family Member
  • Renee Anne Goodrich, MMIW Family Member, Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians Member
  • Police Chief Eric Boulanger, Oneida Nation
  • State Senator Jeff Smith, Senate Democrat - Eau Claire
  • State Senator Joan Ballweg, Senate Republican - Markesan
  • Gail Nahwahquaw, Tribal Affairs Director, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Representative
  • Stephanie Lozano, Tribal Liaison, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families Representative
  • Kristin Welch, Waking Women Healing Institute
  • Seat Vacant, Wisconsin District Attorney's Association
  • Attorney Eugenia "Genie" Hedlund, Wisconsin Judicare, Inc.
  • Alice Skenandore, Wise Women Gathering Place
  • Rachel Fernandez, Woodland Women

News

Press Release: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force to Hold First Meeting - December 3, 2020

Press Release: AG Kaul Announces Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force Membership - October 15, 2020

Press Release: AG Kaul Announces Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force - July 2, 2020

 

Forms

WI MMIW Task Force Key Informants Form - PDF Fillable

Call for Indigenous Artists of WI Nations - Submission Form - PDF Fillable   

 

Task Force Contacts

  • Co-Chair: Representative Skye Alloway, Forest County Potawatomi 
  • Co-Chair: Justine Rufus, Rural Coordinator, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Shira Phelps, MMIW Task Force Project Lead:  PhelpsSR@doj.state.wi.us

Chris McKinny, Government Affairs Director, Wisconsin DOJ:  mckinnycj@doj.state.wi.us