NC MMIW Resources

Women AdvaNCe Articles


December 1, 2022: Stephanie Soo: Why True Crime is Unethical

November 14, 2022: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in North Carolina and Beyond

November 3, 2022: Slacktivism: The Silent Demise of Movements for Social Change


September 30, 2021: Today We Remember The Unsolved Missing Persons Case of Sara Nicole Graham

August 24, 2022: Red Springs Mural Dedicated to Robeson County Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW)

July 9, 2021: Many March for the Missing and Murdered in the Lumbee Homecoming Parade

February 22, 2021: Solving Cases of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women


September 9, 2020: Raising Our Voices Sheds Light on Eight Year Unsolved Murder of UNC Student Faith Hedgepeth and other NC MMIW

August 3, 2020: A National MMIW task force is long overdue. BUT…

July 3, 2020: Why We Should Care About NC Senate Bill 168

April 24, 2020: Online Rally for Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

April 18, 2020: Centering Women’s Stories, Like Rhonda’s

April 10, 2020: NC Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women


November 4, 2019: Seven Years With No Justice: The Murder of Native American Student Faith Hedgepeth and How it Affected her Community

October 18, 2019: Stand with Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Outside Articles


June 14, 2023: 18-year-old didn’t show up for work in 2015. NC cops now are taking another look

June 13, 2023: Deputies, FBI search home in connection with missing Robeson County woman

March 22, 2023: ‘Kayla’s Act’ could provide more protections for domestic violence survivors

March 21, 2023: Lumberton woman’s death prompts new domestic violence legislation


September 26, 2022: A young mother was abused. Then her dismembered body was found in Robeson County 

August 25, 2022: Robeson County man charged in girlfriend’s murder, dismemberment

May 2, 2022: We cannot stay silent: Qualla Boundary organizers hope momentum from 3rd annual MMIW march will continue

April 27, 2022: Annual Murdered And Missing Indigenous Women March to be held this weekend

April 23, 2022: Group remembers 3 women found dead in Lumberton 5 years ago with celebration of life service

April 22, 2022: ‘Shatter the Silence’: North Carolina advocacy group calls for answers in more than 200 unsolved missing and murder cases

March 23, 2022: Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women movement makes way in WNC

March 15, 2022: ‘These stories should matter.’ True-crime podcast in NC focuses on missing and murdered Indigenous women

March 2, 2022: Local Podcast ‘The Red Justice Project’ Illuminates the Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

February, 2022: Red Justice Project Podcast Calls Attention to Missing and Murdered Indigenous People in N.C. and Beyond


September 17, 2021: Suspect Charged with Murder of Native Woman Featured on NBC ‘Dateline’ MMIW Segment

August 26, 2021: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women featured in Dateline NBC’s Missing in America and Cold Case Spotlight

May 18, 2021: ‘Bearing burdens’: Lumbee Tribe of NC calls for justice for missing, murdered indigenous women

May 14, 2021: Turtle Mountain woman’s remains identified in North Carolina, death investigated as homicide

May 5, 2021: No More Stolen Sisters: Eastern Band Memorializes Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

April 22, 2021: Unsolved: Hundreds of Cases of Missing, Murdered Indigenous NC Women

April 17, 2021: Ceremony remembers suspicious deaths of 3 Robeson County women

April 16, 2021: ‘It weighs on me heavily’: Authorities seek community’s help in solving 2017 deaths of 3 Lumberton women

April 15, 2021: FBI increases reward for info in deaths of three women

April 15, 2021: ‘Please speak up:’ Reward increased for information regarding the 2017 deaths of three Lumberton women

April 14, 2021: New evidence in unsolved deaths of 3 Lumberton women revives investigation

April 14, 2021: FBI increases reward to $40,000 for information on deaths of 3 North Carolina women

March 28, 2021: Faith Hedgepeth: A timeline and resources tracing the UNC student’s unsolved killing

March 26, 2021: Faith Hedgepeth: A timeline and resources tracing the UNC student’s unsolved murder

March 9, 2021: “There’s a Sickness in Robeson”: Families of Slain Native Americans in N.C. Want Justice


October 18, 2020: Families of 3 women killed in Lumberton in 2017 seeking information related to their deaths, offering reward

August 17, 2020: Group Gathers to Remember Faith Hedgepeth, Other Indigenous Women

August 16, 2020: Vigil held for UNC student murdered nearly 8 years ago

April 27, 2020: As Number of Missing Native Women Grows – Who is Keeping Track?

April 18, 2020: Family of slain UNC student Faith Hedgepeth desperate for answers nearly eight years after her brutal murder

June 25, 2020: Father always shares story of murdered daughter in hopes of bringing killer to justice

May 28, 2020: 8 Years After N.C. College Student’s Murder, Mom Still Seeks Answers in Daughter’s Death

May 28, 2020: Hear a Murdered Co-Ed’s Chilling Last Voicemail Recording

May 8, 2020: Murdered And Missing Indigenous Women: Advocates Say NC Law Enforcement Ignores The Problem

May 6, 2020: Journalists, advocates, Gov. Cooper highlight crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women

May 6, 2020: Journalists, advocates, Gov. Cooper highlight crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women

April 25, 2020: Lumbee woman releases single with message, deep meanings

March 16, 2020: Cavalier: MMIW Speech: Enough Finger Pointing, Start Fixing It


December 31, 2019: ‘Somebody knows and they’re not saying:’ North Carolina family continues desperate search for mother of 4

October 3, 2019: Antionette Kerr: What do we really know about trafficking?

September 21, 2019: Family Remembers, Honors Faith Hedgepeth with Community Service

August 15, 2019: Native American Women Can Be Easy Prey for Violence

May 4, 2019: Raleigh March Raises Awareness of Missing/Murdered Indigenous Women


September 22, 2016: Murdered UNC Student’s Final Moments: What Police Say Happened to Faith Hedgepeth


August 27, 2015: Losing Faith: The Hedgepeth murder mystery at UNC

Podcasts Featuring NC MMIW

Groups Tracking NC MMIW

Recordings of NC MMIW Centered Events