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article '9 years is a very long time to wait': Claudette Osborne's mother pleads for information at vigil (1/25/2017)
(Manitoba) -- Brenda Osborne wiped the tears from her eyes as she spoke to family and friends in Winnipeg about the pain she feels, as another year passes without any...
article Regina police say they haven't given up finding Richele Bear (9/22/2016)
(Saskatchewan) -- Regina police say they haven't given up on finding out what happened to Richele Bear, one of two young Indigenous women killed by Clayton Eichler...
article B.C. First Nation offers 20K reward in case of Immaculate Basil, missing since 2013 (9/16/2016)
(British Columbia) -- A $20,000 reward is being offered for information that could help locate an Indigenous woman who disappeared from northern British Columbia three...
article Drag the Red sets out on new boat to search fast-moving waters (7/18/2016)
(Manitoba) -- Behind weeds growing from the riverbank and in the heat of mid-July, Kyle Kematch unwinds rope from a four foot-wide bar to attach to Drag the Red's...
article Jennifer Catcheway's family holds barbecue to continue their search 8 years since disappearance (6/18/2016)
(Manitoba) -- Bernice Catcheway last heard her daughter's voice saying she was on her way home to Portage la Prairie, Man., for her 18th birthday celebrations in...
article Sister of murdered Quebec Mohawk woman still seeking answers 10 years later (6/18/2016)
(Quebec) -- Tiffany Morrison's bones were found in a wooded area on May 31, 2010, four years after she left her home near Montreal to meet some friends. Now, 10...
article Caitlin Potts left sister chilling last message before she disappeared from B.C. Interior (6/17/2016)
(British Columbia) -- Caitlin Potts has been missing for almost four months and family members are starting to fear the worst. Pott's sister, Codi, says there are a...
article First Nations leaders issue call to action during search for Caitlin Potts (6/7/2016)
(British Columbia) -- Another large-scale search is underway for 27-year-old north Okanagan resident Caitlin Potts, who hasn’t been heard from since Feb. 22....
article Delaine Copenace, 16, found dead in Lake of the Woods in Kenora (3/22/2016)
(Ontario) -- The remains of teen Delaine Copenace, who has been missing almost a month, have been discovered in the Lake of the Woods in Kenora, Ont.
article Family of missing Manitoba woman starts ground search for clues (3/17/2016)
(Manitoba) -- Family and friends of a missing western Manitoba woman have started searching along highways near where she was last seen for clues that might lead to her...
article Families of missing persons in Winnipeg explore concerns with media, police (3/9/2016)
(Manitoba) -- The families of four missing persons in Winnipeg are finding common ground and looking for ways to breakdown stereotypes and negative perceptions in the...
article RCMP ask for help again in finding woman missing since November (1/20/2016)
(Edmonton) -- RCMP are repeating a request for the public's help in finding a woman who was reported missing by her family Nov. 17. Gloria Gladue, 44, was last seen...
article Angel Carlick's mother still waits for answers, 9 years later (1/13/2016)
(North Canada) -- Wendy Carlick has lots of good memories of her daughter Angel, but some of the most vivid are from the time just before Angel disappeared. "She...
article 'Here in Winnipeg it's very dangerous': Mother of missing teen relieved girl found safe (12/15/2015)
(Manitoba) -- A Winnipeg mother spent the past week not knowing where her 14-year-old daughter was, after the girl went out with friends last Tuesday and failed to come...
article Missing, murdered indigenous women: families 'hopeful' after inquiry announcement (12/8/2015)
(British Columbia) -- Lorelei Williams was brought to tears when she heard a national public inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women is really going to happen...
article Family of missing teen hopeful for missing, murdered women probe (12/7/2015)
(Ottawa) -- For the aunt of Maisy Odjick, it isn't a coincidence the cops released an updated sketch of what the young woman would like, seven years after the...
article Hundreds gather to support families of missing, murdered indigenous women (12/3/2015)
(Manitoba) -- As hundreds of people streamed into Winnipeg's Indian and Metis Friendship Centre on Thursday, Sue Caribou thought about members of her family who have...
article Age-progressed sketches of missing indigenous teens released 7 years later (12/3/2015)
(Quebec) -- It's been seven years since Shannon Alexander and Maisy Odjick vanished without so much as their IDs and purses. The teens were going out to dance that...
article Karina Wolfe's death brings 'array of emotions' for woman with missing relatives (12/3/2015)
(Saskatoon) -- For family members of missing people the days following the discovery of Karina Wolfe's remains bring complicated feelings. "It's a very...
article Snow ends another season searching for Jennifer Catcheway (11/20/2015)
(Canada) -- The first snowfall of winter arrived in Manitoba this week, and that meant the end of another season spent looking for Jennifer Catcheway, the Aboriginal...
article Indigenous Affairs Minister begins 'pre-inquiry engagements' with families of MMIW (11/18/2015)
(Ottawa) -- Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett has started inquiry consultations with families of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. "The...
article Krystal Andrews, 23, found dead in God's Lake (11/10/2015)
(Manitoba) -- A young woman from Manitoba's God's Lake First Nation has been found dead and RCMP are calling her death suspicious. Krystal Andrews, 23, was found...
article Missing, murdered women inquiry: Don't repeat B.C.'s mistakes, says coalition (11/9/2015)
(British Columbia) -- A coalition of advocacy groups is urging the Trudeau government to learn from B.C.'s mistakes when it calls a national inquiry on missing and...
article Tanya Nepinak's family wants police to renew calls for information on case (9/21/2015)
(Manitoba) -- The family of a Winnipeg woman missing for more than four years is calling on police to hold a news conference to drum up clues in her disappearance. Tanya...
article Friend of Audrey Desjarlais sheds light on life of former 'Jane Doe' (9/15/2015)
(Manitoba) -- A long-time friend of Audrey Desjarlais says she thinks she knows how the woman, formerly known as Winnipeg's Jane Doe, spent her final days and she...
article Family holds memorial for Audrey Desjarlais years after disappearance (9/9/2015)
(Manitoba) -- The memory of Audrey Mary Desjarlais was finally honoured in death this week with both a healing circle and graveside memorial. It was an emotional...
article Delores Brown's remains possibly found in water near B.C.'s Gulf Islands (8/21/2015)
(British Columbia) -- RCMP have spoken to the family of Delores Brown, 19, who has been missing since July 27, as they wait for a body found in the waters near B.C.'...
article Body found off Vancouver Island may be missing First Nations woman (8/21/2015)
(British Columbia) -- A group of kayakers may have found the remains of a young First Nations woman whom police believe met with foul play after she went missing last...
article Body found off Vancouver Island may be missing First Nations woman (8/20/2015)
(Vancouver) -- A group of kayakers may have found the remains of a young First Nations woman whom police believe met with foul play after she went missing last month...
29 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article NMSP seek help finding two missing, endangered children (11/16/2016)
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico State Police have issued a missing endangered alert for two children, Skylar Lee and Kayson Kendan Lee.
article Two Navajo Toddlers Rescued after Spending Night in Woods Found Unharmed (11/2/2015)
(Arizona) -- The family of two Navajo boys were relieved on this past Wednesday morning after spending a frantic night waiting for word as a search party went looking...
article Missing boys found on Navajo Nation (10/28/2015)
(Arizona) -- A Navajo Nation spokesman says two boys reported missing near Beshbito, Arizona, have been found. The Navajo Times reports the brothers, ages 3 and 4, were...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Donald Trump

article Trump revives ‘Pocahontas’ slam on Warren (11/7/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald Trump just can’t help himself. The GOP nominee is reviving an insult derided as racist as he makes his final pitch to voters on the eve...
1 Article on this Issue

Turning Stone

article Have you seen this Oneida County couple? Husband, wife with dementia reported missing (6/25/2016)
(New York) -- An elderly couple went missing Saturday after they left an Oneida County casino. A missing vulnerable adult alert has been issued for Lila I. Miles, 83,...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article Volunteers Requested as Search Continues for Missing Man on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (6/2/2016)
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety posted on its Facebook page Thursday evening a call for additional volunteers in the search for Alex...
article Men who went missing found dead on Pine Ridge Reservation (5/29/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Three young men who went missing on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota have been found dead, the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety...
article Missing men from Pine Ridge found dead, sources say (5/24/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Sources tell Newscenter1 that the three men missing from Pine Ridge have been found dead inside their vehicle, which left the roadway and toppled into...
article Missing Pine Ridge Men Found Dead After Apparent Car Crash (5/24/2016)
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety confirmed on their Facebook page Tuesday morning that the three missing Pine Ridge men have been...
article Source: Three missing Pine Ridge men found dead (5/24/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Three men from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation missing since May 7 have been found dead, according to a source involved with the search.
article Brandon Ecoffey: Pine Ridge unites for search of missing men (5/24/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Since May 7, 2015, my work has basically consisted of doing everything possible to try and help the families of Tevin Tyon, Tyrell Wilson, and Juan...
article Lakota Country Times: Native men still missing after two weeks (5/23/2016)
(South Dakota) -- The search continues for three men who went missing from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation more than two weeks ago. According to Facebook postings from...
article Search expands for missing men (5/22/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Authorities and volunteers are well into their second week of searching for three missing men on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Juan...
article Lakota Country Times: Search continues for missing Native men (5/17/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Three young Lakota men have gone missing from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. On Saturday afternoon (May 7) around 2pm Tevin Tyon, Juan Lamont, and...
article Hunt ramps up for 3 men missing on South Dakota reservation (5/16/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Authorities and volunteers are beginning their second week of searching for three missing men on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
article Three Young Tribal Men Missing on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (5/13/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Sioux Tribe’s President John Yellow Bird Steele has declared a State of Emergency on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in hopes of...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

Graton Rancheria

article Missing 98 Year Old Found Safe at Graton (5/30/2016)
(California) -- A 98 year old missing woman was found safe in Sonoma County after being reported missing. Erlene Flagg of San Rafael, who suffers from Alzheimer's,...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Voices

article Brandon Ecoffey: Lakota people come together in times of need (5/25/2016)
(South Dakota) -- For the last two weeks our entire community has been engulfed in worry as we were forced to contemplate what may or may not have happened to the three...
1 Article on this Issue

Forest County Potawatomi

article Police: 79-year-old man missing in Milwaukee found safe (3/27/2016)
(Wisconsin) -- Milwaukee police say a missing 79-year-old man has been found safe. Police were looking for 79-year-old Antonio Castillo, who was last seen at Potawatomi...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Saskatoon students hold flash mob for missing and murdered indigenous women (3/22/2016)
(Saskatoon) -- Students from Saskatoon's St. Mary's School took to the hallways of the University of Saskatchewan Monday to raise awareness about missing and...
1 Article on this Issue

Indigenous Peoples Day

article School district renames Columbus Day ‘Indigenous People’s Day’ (2/26/2016)
(New York) -- Public schools in this northeast New York State community have voted to replace Columbus Day with “Indigenous People’s Day” in response...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Parents plead for help on missing woman's 22nd birthday (2/17/2017)
(Manitoba) -- The parents of a missing Manitoba woman renewed a plea for help Friday — which happens to be their daughter's 22nd birthday.
article Woman's body found frozen next to her mother's grave (2/8/2017)
(South Dakota) -- The body of a missing Lakota woman was found on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Tuesday. Donna Scout was found near her mother's grave around...
article Months later, missing teen's sister still waiting for promised DNA test (2/6/2017)
(Manitoba) -- When Eva Yassie got a call from RCMP last summer her heart soared, she said. That's because they'd finally offered to take a DNA sample from her,...
article Family's search for missing brother ends with ID of man killed 37 years ago in Berea (2/6/2017)
(Ohio) -- For nearly four decades, Louie Williams took trips to major cities throughout the country searching the crowds for his missing brother. But on Friday, the...
article Lost for two days, young man shares story of survival and rescue (2/3/2017)
(British Columbia) -- He is still in hospital and his feet are swollen, but Spencer Hunt says he is doing much better. The 20-year-old spent two nights lost in the woods...
article Family holds out hope for missing Southaven man (2/3/2017)
(Mississippi) -- Seven months and one day. That's how long Sean Walton's been waiting to hear from his brother, Troy. "At this point, I just want some kind...
article 911 calls deepen mystery in deaths of five on pueblo (1/26/2017)
(New Mexico) -- In early January, Murphy Becenti frantically called police again and again, crying and tripping over his words to say he was afraid his girlfriend...
article Missing man found dead on Soboba reservation one day after suspicious fire (1/26/2017)
(California) -- A day after a car was found burning on the Soboba Indian Reservation and two people were declared "at risk missing persons," one of them was...
article FBI awaits autopsies on 5 found dead in New Mexico (1/11/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Federal investigators in New Mexico are trying to piece together the final moments of two sisters and their children who were found dead on tribal land...
article FBI confirms five found dead are missing sisters, children (1/11/2017)
(New Mexico) -- The FBI learned Wednesday the five people found dead on the Santa Ana Pueblo are the two missing sisters and three children who went missing last week.
article Bodies of woman and child found, bringing total to five (1/10/2017)
(New Mexico) -- After days of searching, authorities on Tuesday found the bodies of a woman and young child – believed to be the last of the five missing members...
article FBI: Bodies of woman, kids found on Albuquerque-area pueblo (1/10/2017)
(New Mexico) -- The FBI says the dead bodies of two children and a woman have been found on a Native American pueblo on the northern outskirts of the Albuquerque area....
article Mystery as two sisters and their three children are all found dead next to their abandoned truck on an Albuquerque dirt track (1/10/2017)
(New Mexico) -- The bodies of two women and three children have been found dead on a Native American pueblo in New Mexico. The FBI have confirmed that one of the five...
article Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Requests Help in Ongoing Search for Missing Person in Blizzard (1/6/2017)
(South Dakota) -- The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is requesting volunteers to assist its efforts to locate 29-year-old Tom Traversie, Jr. who has been missing since...
article Family pleads for information on Inuvik man, 3 months missing (1/6/2017)
(Northwest Territories) -- Yukon RCMP are stepping up efforts to find David James Kunuk, 34, by putting up posters around Whitehorse. Kunuk was last seen in the city,...
article Additional assistance needed for search of missing Eagle Butte man (1/5/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Multiple search parties, including a helicopter, are continuing to brave the cold and look for Tom Traversie Jr. near Eagle Butte on the Cheyenne River...
article Missing northern Sask. trapper hadn't ventured into bush in years (1/3/2017)
(Saskatoon) -- James Ratt wants to know what happened to his brother. Eric Ratt, 58, went into the bush near Zimmer Lake, Sask., on Oct. 19, 2016, to go trapping. He...
article Hunter from Thompson missing for nearly 2 months (1/1/2017)
(Manitoba) -- RCMP are asking for help finding a hunter and trapper in northern Manitoba who has been missing for nearly two months.
article Missing woman last seen near Biloxi casino (11/27/2016)
(Mississippi) -- Biloxi police are looking for a woman missing since she was last seen on Casino Row on Wednesday. The police said the missing woman, Rebekah Dawn Gagnon...
article Hunter Reported Missing in Pine County Found at Casino (11/14/2016)
(Minnesota) -- A hunter who was reported missing by his wife on Sunday was located at a casino, according to the Blaine Police Department. The man's wife said her...

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