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article Families share grief, frustration at Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women Tribunal (10/8/2019)
(Montana) -- Kimberly Loring thinks about her younger sister Ashley all the time. She likes to recall happy memories, like when she and Ashley played tag while riding...
article Missing Native American Women Advocates Call for Action (10/8/2019)
(Montana) -- Native advocates and the Blackfeet Nation late last week held what is being called the first-ever Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Tribunal in the U.S...
article No answers 2 years after 20-year-old student vanishes -- a single case in an epidemic in American Native communities (10/8/2019)
(Montana) -- In a remote corner of the Blackfeet Nation, tucked beside a dark stretch of cottonwood and paper birch, there was a desolate trailer that had been vacant...
article Tribal roles to focus on missing, murdered indigenous people (10/8/2019)
(Washington) -- State law enforcement officials are hiring two people with significant experience in tribal or urban Native communities for new roles created by...
article Outdoor exhibit undresses reality many Indigenous women face (10/8/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Following a prayer circle, the Red Ribbon Skirt Society draped 70 red dresses from the trees on The Journey Museum's grounds representing more than...
article MMIW Tribunal Pushes For Congressional Action (10/7/2019)
(Montana) -- Native advocates and the Blackfeet Nation late last week held what is being called the first-ever Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Tribunal in the U.S...
article Tribunal records testimony from families of missing and murdered Native people (10/6/2019)
(Montana) -- At a tribunal here to record testimony from the families of Indigenous people who have gone missing or been murdered, organizer Belinda Bullshoe left a red...
article Extractive Industries Are Fueling Violence Against Indigenous Women (10/6/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Later this month, the South Dakota Water Management Board will be holding five hearings on water permits needed for the Keystone XL pipeline expansion...
article ‘Justice for Rosenda’ (10/6/2019)
(Washington) -- Rosenda Strong was last seen one year ago today, on Oct. 2, 2018. She was a mother of four, a citizen of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian...
article Update: Native American trans activist found (10/5/2019)
(California) -- The Los Angeles Police Department has issued a missing persons alert for a trans activist who spoke in Reno in September. According to reporting in the...
article Why Aren’t Fossil Fuel Companies Held Accountable for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women? (10/4/2019)
(North America) -- Later this month, the South Dakota Water Management Board will be holding five hearings on water permits needed for the Keystone XL pipeline expansion...
article Are Missing and Murdered Indigenous Men in US Being Ignored? (9/30/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Hub Binion Williamson, 34, was last seen in April near Hardin, Montana, about 12 miles away from his home on the Crow Indian Reservation. It was a...
article Tribunal on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women to be Held in Browning (9/30/2019)
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Nation will host the first Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) tribunal ever held in the U.S. on Oct. 4-5. The two-day event, held at...
article Candlelight Vigil Shines Light on Missing, Murdered (9/28/2019)
(Arizona) -- It was a beautiful fall evening. There was a sense of serenity about the event. People sat silently, some with heads down, some with a look of hope and...
article Family seeks answers after Crow woman’s death (9/27/2019)
(Montana) -- Donation vases and a bundle of sweetgrass sat on a draped table at the Missoula Urban Indian Health Center (MUIHC) parking lot on Monday, Sept. 23. Beside...
article Minnesota is finally acting to protect Native women (9/27/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota is consistently rated one of the happiest, healthiest, most economically vibrant states in the nation. For many of us, our state is a great...
article 'Shoddy example.' How to count the Native women who have gone missing? (9/26/2019)
(Washington) -- Daisy Mae Heath went missing more than 30 years ago. Her family doesn’t know what happened to her. She is one of an unknown number of missing and...
article Start of missing, murdered women panel moving ‘at speed of bureaucracy’ (9/26/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- State officials agree on this much: “Not one red penny” of the $150,000 allocated for a task force on missing and murdered indigenous...
article Start of missing, murdered women panel moving ‘at speed of bureaucracy’ (9/25/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- State officials agree on this much: “Not one red penny” of the $150,000 allocated for a task force on missing and murdered indigenous...
article Why Indigenous Activists Are Hanging Dresses Along the 16th Street Mall (9/25/2019)
(Colorado) -- If you see red and black dresses hanging from trees along the 16th Street Mall this week, know that they're not there by accident. Members of the...
article Blackfeet Nation to host tribunal on murdered, missing indigenous women (9/24/2019)
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Nation will host the first-ever Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) tribunal in the United States over the weekend of Oct. 4 and 5 at...
article Vigils for Native American Woman Held in Missoula and Hardin (9/23/2019)
(Montana) -- Two candlelight vigils, one in Missoula and one in Hardin, were held simultaneously on Monday morning in honor of 18 year-old Kaysera Stops Pretty Places,...
article Group says state study on missing Native women 'severely lacking' (9/21/2019)
(Washington) -- A leading advocate for missing and murdered indigenous women and girls has said they go missing three times: in life, in the media and in the data. And...
article Seattle leaders approve resolution for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (9/21/2019)
(Washington) -- One by one, the women spoke of unfathomable pain – of loved ones lost, of institutional indifference that allowed loved ones’ cases to go...
article Dance group that raises awareness of missing Indigenous women now looking for one of their own (9/19/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A dance group from British Columbia that travels around the world doing performances to raise awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women...
article Murders, disappearances and abuse: The Native American women of Pine Ridge (9/13/2019)
(South Dakota) -- There was a time in the late 1980s, says Darla Black, when the safest place for her at night was locked in a prison cell. Her partner at the time was a...
article ICYMI: House panel questions officials on efforts to help Native women (9/13/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Arizona lawmakers questioned administration officials Wednesday on what they are doing to deal with the problem of missing and murdered indigenous...
article Puyallup woman whose mother disappeared speaks out for missing indigenous women (9/13/2019)
(Washington) -- Carolyn DeFord stood to speak as others in the room, elected officials and community advocates and indigenous people like herself, looked up and listened...
article House panel questions officials on efforts to help Native women (9/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Arizona lawmakers questioned administration officials Wednesday on what they are doing to deal with the problem of missing and murdered indigenous...
article Montana DOJ hires missing persons specialist, Native communities coordinator (9/11/2019)
(Montana) -- The Montana Department of Justice announced in a press release on Monday that it has hired a Missing Persons Specialist and a LINC (Looping in Native...
article City resolves to help end violence against Indigenous women (9/11/2019)
(Washington) -- In an emotional vote that left many on the dais and in City Council chambers in tears, Seattle’s elected officials voted unanimously to pass a...
article The Fight To End Violence Against Indigenous Women Continues In Iowa (9/11/2019)
(Iowa) -- The statistics are devastating. According to the National Institute of Justice, four out of five American Indian or Alaska Native women have been victims of...
article Tears flow as Seattle Council commits to supporting Native Americans (9/10/2019)
(Washington) -- “Reclaiming the inherent responsibility of the City to protect its most vulnerable populations.” Those are the first words in a resolution...
article MT DOJ hires 2 people to assist with missing persons cases (9/10/2019)
(Montana) -- The Montana Department of Justice announced in a press release on Monday that it has hired a Missing Persons Specialist and a LINC (Looping in Native...
article 'Tragic and haunting memory': B.C. family has been missing for 30 years (9/10/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The early hours of Aug. 2, 1989 was the last time anyone heard from the Jack family. Ronnie Jack had called his mother in the Burns Lake, B.C. area...
article DOJ Hires Missing Persons Specialist, Grant Coordinator (9/9/2019)
(Montana) -- Montana’s Department of Justice has hired two people to oversee efforts to better report and track missing persons cases. Attorney General Tim Fox...
article Seattle vows to address crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls (9/9/2019)
(Washington) -- The Seattle City Council adopted a resolution Monday acknowledging violence against indigenous women and girls and vowing to address the crisis by hiring...
article Who are they? MT children recently reported missing (9/8/2019)
(Montana) -- These are recent reports of missing children made to local law enforcement. If you think you have seen a missing child, contact the National Center for...
article Murders of Native American women a crisis in North Carolina (9/7/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Katina Locklear died at end of a dirt road, her body abandoned next to a bug-infested drainage ditch where frogs jump past any intruder.
article Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women billboard goes up in Duluth (9/6/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The first Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) billboard was placed in Duluth in August, in an effort to raise awareness and build momentum for...
article Honor missing and murdered indigenous women (9/5/2019)
(New Mexico) -- At Community Against Violence, we have seen time after time that if you have a perception of another person or group of people as somehow "less than...
article Milwaukee artist honors missing and murdered Native women with squash blossoms (9/4/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Valaria Tatera was 5 years old and her mother was 30 when they both learned they shared roots with Wisconsin's Bad River Band of Lake Superior...
article An epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous people in Montana (9/3/2019)
(Montana) -- The Montana Department of Justice’s Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force held its second meeting in Great Falls on Saturday, August 10, and Montana...
article Marchers demand justice for Rosenda Strong, other missing, murdered indigenous women (8/31/2019)
(Washington) -- More than 40 people took to the streets of Wapato on Saturday afternoon to demand justice for Rosenda Sophia Strong and other missing and murdered...
article Sagkeeng woman walking to Winnipeg seeking justice for slain cousin (8/31/2019)
(Canada) -- A woman from Sagkeeng First Nation is walking to Winnipeg seeking justice for missing and murdered women, girls and men in her community, including her...
article CSKT forum addressing Missing Murdered Indigenous Person crisis (8/28/2019)
(Montana) -- The Missing Murdered Indigenous Person crisis is one that state lawmakers are helping to address after passing multiple bills this last session....
article N.W.T. government not yet committing to all relevant MMIWG recommendations (8/26/2019)
(Northwest Territories) -- The N.W.T. government is not yet committing to act on all the recommendations from the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and...
47 Total Articles on this Issue

Blackfeet Nation

article Woman reported missing from Blackfeet Reservation (9/30/2019)
(Montana) -- A 30-year-old woman has been missing from the Blackfeet Indian Reservation since Sept. 26, according to authorities there. Blackfeet Law Enforcement...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article Family continues search for missing Manitoba man, 1 year after disappearance (9/15/2019)
(Canada) -- Kelly Lavallee says all she wants is closure and to bring her son home. Her son, Dwayne Lavallee, has been missing for just shy of one year. The 21-year-old...
1 Article on this Issue

Fort Hall

article Shoshone-Bannock Tribes say remains of missing Fort Hall man may have been located (9/11/2019)
(Idaho) -- Closure could be forthcoming for the family of a Fort Hall man who’s been missing for more than a year. The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes announced Wednesday...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Search for 94-year-old grandfather continues (9/17/2019)
(Arizona) -- A second day of searching for Dennis Hardy Sr., 94, has yielded nothing after he went missing on Sunday from his home in Fort Defiance.
article Authorities find missing baby in Northern California; Napa woman arrested (9/9/2019)
(California) -- On Thursday, at about 5:25 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a possible stolen vehicle and child abduction at the Coyote Valley Casino in Redwood Valley...
article 'It's looking positive': Ahousaht First Nation still searching for missing man (8/29/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Even though he's been missing for more than a year, a First Nations community near Tofino, British Columbia, refuses to give up hope that...
article Tribal Police searching for missing girl (8/7/2019)
(Mississippi) -- Authorities are looking for a Choctaw teen-ager reported missing earlier last month. Choctaw Tribal Police in conjunction with other local agencies are...
article FBI asking for public’s help in searching for missing Arizona woman (7/19/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public’s help searching for an Arizona woman who was last seen on the Navajo Nation nearly a...
article Law enforcement looking for missing woman (7/17/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Law enforcement is looking for a missing Rapid City woman who may be with an abusive man, according to a South Dakota Missing Endangered Advisory.
article Tribal officials requests help locating missing girl in Browning area (7/15/2019)
(Montana) -- Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services has issued an Attempt to Locate/Missing Person Advisory for a female last seen in the Browning area last week. According...
article Robot may have spotted missing Mendocino County fisherman (7/11/2019)
(California) -- There may be a break in the month-long search for a missing fisherman in Mendocino County. Vincent Soto, 40, drowned with his father in a boating...
article At-Risk Missing Woman, 79, Found Unharmed (7/11/2019)
(California) -- A 79-year-old woman with medical and cognitive challenges who went missing early Thursday morning after leaving an Alpine gaming center was found...
article River water levels drop to aid search for missing fisherman in Lake Mendocino (7/9/2019)
(Minnesota) -- In an unusual partnership with law enforcement, Sonoma Water officials are reducing the amount of water released from Lake Mendocino into the Russian...
article Loved ones wait for missing boater to surface at Lake Mendocino (7/8/2019)
(California) -- Tuesday, June 11 started out as any other day. Carlos Soto and his adult son Vincent planned a fishing trip to Lake Mendocino as they had done many times...
article Teton County searching for Native American man (7/4/2019)
(Wyoming) -- The Teton County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding for 21-year-old Averin Scott. He is a Native American, who was last seen...
article Missing 13-day-old baby found safe, mother and grandmother arrested (7/3/2019)
(Michigan) -- Michigan State Police said a 13-day-old girl reported missing has been found safe. Police say Dakota Blackwood was supposed to be taken into protective...
article Missing 7-month-old girl dropped off at Bismarck hospital, is safe (6/25/2019)
(North Dakota) -- A missing 7-month-old girl sought by Bismarck police who took her mother into custody was dropped off anonymously and safely at a Bismarck hospital...
article Assistance Needed Locating Missing Infant (6/24/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Authorities are asking for your help to find a missing infant. LeahMae Dawn Morsette, 7 months old, was discovered to be missing by police around 9:00...
article RCMP to conduct large-scale ground, air search for Skownan man missing 8 months (5/24/2019)
(Manitoba) -- RCMP plan to mount a large-scale search over the weekend for a man from an Interlake First Nation who has been missing since fall.
article Search for missing N.W.T. travellers suspended after body spotted (5/19/2019)
(Northwest Territories) -- Yellowknife RCMP say that they've suspended the search for three missing N.W.T. travellers after spotting a dead body in a large area of...
article Advisory issued for missing endangered man (5/1/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued a missing endangered advisory for a 19-year-old man. According to the advisory, authorities believe Keith A....
article Lawrence police say woman, child have been found after being reported missing (4/19/2019)
(Kansas) -- Police in Lawrence are asking for the public’s help in finding a woman and her child who were last seen Thursday. Officers said 22-year-old Felicia...
article Missing Polson Native American girl found safe (4/15/2019)
(Montana) -- The mother of a missing Polson teen said she has been found safe, but did not elaborate on the girl’s disappearance. Whisper Little Owl Horseman, 15,...

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