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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The Law Offices of Darlene Gomez, LLC actively works in causes related to promoting Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW). You will find related and recent work we do to help promote this movement on this page. 

Darlene Gomez serves on the MMIW-R Task Force for New Mexico and is General Counsel for Medicine Wheel Ride, a 501(c) non-profit. You can find more information for the task force here 

Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Relatives

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives (MMIWR) epidemic is an issue currently affecting Tribal communities and people, especially those living in cities. Native American women face extremely high rates of violence, an epidemic which is marked by the lack of data around the number of women who go missing or are murdered in and outside of reservations.

Medicine Wheel Ride

We are Indigenous Women Motorcyclists and allies who create awareness events and fundraise for issues affecting Native American Women. We support groups and advocates who search for missing persons and provide support services to women and their families.

Pro Bono MMIWR clients

  • Ella Mae Begay, Navajo Nation
  • Jamie Yazzie, Navajo Nation
  • Pepita Redhair, Navajo Nation
  • Kaelin Wounded Face, Navajo Nation
  • Ranelle Rose Bennett, Navajo Nation
  • Melissa Montoya, Jicarilla Apache
  • Shawna Toya, Jemez Pueblo 
  • Joey Apachee – Navajo Nation
  • Corren Bedonie – Navajo Nation
  • Ashley Collins – Navajo Nation/Jicarilla Apache Nation
  • Melanie James – Navajo Nation
  • Calvin Martinez – Navajo Nation/Jicarilla Apache Nation
  • Zachariah Juwaun Shorty – Navajo Nation
  • Laverda Guy Sorrell – Navajo Nation
  • Jonathan Jay Wacondo – Laguna Pueblo
  • Marcus Bowman – Navajo Nation
  • Rueben Begay – Navajo Nation

Donate To The Cause

You can also make a donation to MMIW families to help with their expenses in locating their missing loved one.

Families In Need Of Donations

Ranelle Rose Bennett

Ranelle Rose Bennett went missing on June 15th, 2021 around 10 am from her residence in Hogback, NM. She was last seen wearing an orange

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