MMIW Face Mask

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women - Never Forget Our Sisters

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PowWows.com will donate 10% of proceeds from the sale of this mask to the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center.

While violence against women plagues many communities across the country and around the world, the Native American indigenous groups in North America are particularly hard struck by this devastating problem. Missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW) present some of the highest statistics for violence and death in these areas. The situation has existed for generations and continues to harm and destroy individuals and families to this day.

While many awareness programs and initiatives exist to attempt to stem the rising numbers of cases of violence, missing, and murdered women in indigenous communities, far too many are still suffering at the hands of others. The statistics are sobering, to say the least.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Statistics

The US Department of Justice maintains records on murders every year across all demographics of men and women in the country. When it comes to indigenous women, they are 10 times more likely to be killed than the average national murder rate. Despite how high these statistics seem, they cover only a small percentage of all of the native women who are victims of violence every year. After all, the majority of violent crimes do not end in murder. Nevertheless, they are incredibly prevalent in indigenous areas.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Native American women under the age of 35 experience a higher murder risk than many other groups. It is the third or fifth most prevalent cause of death for girls and young adults from age 10 up to age 34.

One of the most difficult things when learning the truth about MMIW is that statistics are extremely hard to come by. Various studies, such as one by the Urban Indian Health Institute or UIHI, of attempted to gather information from all across the country and compare it to official statistics from ordinary law enforcement agencies and other groups. The numbers, such as a total of 5712 cases of missing and murdered indigenous women, focus primarily on people living off reservations or native land. Nevertheless, it seems shocking to find that only 116 of those cases wherever included in the US Department of Justice's official missing persons' lists.

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Each item is made to order.  Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Look fashionable with this custom printed face mask. It comes with easily adjustable ear loop straps to fit all face shapes, as well as a shapeable hidden nose clip for that perfect fit. The outer surface is printed on a premium breathable polyester fabric that won't irritate your skin. While the inner surface is made from a soft breathable cotton fabric. On the inside of the face mask you can find a pouch where you can add any of your own filters. Each face mask also comes with 2 pieces of PM 2.5 filters that can be placed inside the pouch.

• Outer fabric: 100% polyester
• Inner fabric: 100% cotton
• Adjustable ear loop straps
• Shapeable hidden nose clip
• Hidden pouch to place filters in
• High definition printing colors
• The face mask is machine washable and reusable
• Comes with 2pcs PM 2.5 carbon filters



DISCLAIMER: This face mask is not intended to act as a medical device or any other medical product, and we make no claim, either express or implied, that the cover prevents infection or the transmission of viruses or diseases. The face mask is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any specific questions about any medical matter, you should consult a doctor or healthcare provider.

The provided PM 2.5 filters are not to be washed or reused.


Because it’s handmade for you, these face masks require 4-8 business days before they are shipped. Orders placed before midnight will be included in the following day’s batch for manufacturing.


Inch Adult (Age 13+) Youth (Age 6-12)
Length 8.1" 7"
Height 5.5" 4.3"

Centimeters Adult (Age 13+) Youth (Age 6-12)
Length 20.5cm 18cm
Height 14cm 11cm