MMIP+ Awareness


Welcome to the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley’s MMIP+ resource and information repository. We provide medical, dental, counseling, WIC and prevention services to over 23,000 residents of Santa Clara County, while being the only agency specializing in the unique healthcare needs of American Indians and Alaskan Natives.

What is MMIP+?

MMIP stands for Missing and Murdered Indigenous People & 2Spirit+. It’s a movement that advocates for the end of violence against Native women and Two Spirit individuals.

A red hand over the mouth has become the symbol of the growing movement. It stands for all the missing relatives whose voices are not heard. It stands for the silence of the media and law enforcement in the midst of this crisis. It stands for the oppression and subjugation of Native women who are now rising up to say #NoMoreStolenSisters.

IHC Media & Education Toolkit 

IHC has and continues to stand in solidarity with victims and their families. We will not stop until we have answers.

A key advocate on the frontlines includes IHC CEO, Sonya Tetnowski. She is a mother, grandmother, veteran paratrooper, advocate, and trailblazer in the movement toward justice for MMIP+. She was named to the Not Invisible Commission by Deb Haaland and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, of the Biden Administration. During her tenure at IHC, she has dedicated herself to serving the community both locally and nationally. Her amazing story and empowering work for and about American Indians and Alaskan Natives (AI/AN) is proof that a woman can thrive and succeed in multiple roles, while supporting and uplifting other women.

A great way you can help in this crisis is by educating yourself and your community. For more information, click on the educational resources listed here:

    Organizations to Support in Muwekma Ohlone Territory (Santa Clara County)

    Attorney General Efforts to Address Crisis

    State Legislation

    National Resources 

    Upcoming Events

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