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article Chief Chat: Supporting state and federal efforts to address MMIW (12/7/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- MMIW stands for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. For too many Native women, violence is an ever-present threat. Murder is the third leading cause of...
article Trump Administration Creates MMIP Task Force (12/6/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump formed a task force to address missing and murdered indigenous people last month. At the signing of his executive order to...
article Community members voice concerns at Missing Indigenous Person Task Force meeting (12/5/2019)
(Montana) -- Little Shell tribal members and other citizens voiced their concerns to the Missing Indigenous Person Task Force (MIPTF) at a meeting in Great Falls...
article Eastern Washington federal court will hire help for cases involving missing, murdered indigenous people (12/5/2019)
(Washington) -- Long before government reports were released earlier this year, leaders of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women movement knew that Native American...
article Albertans encouraged to implement calls to justice from MMIWG inquiry (12/4/2019)
(Alberta) -- Every Albertan should play a role in advancing the calls to justice that came out of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and...
article Native American Views Mixed on Trump Task Force for Missing, Murdered (12/2/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Native Americans are taking a wait-and-see approach to a new White House task force charged with boosting the physical safety of indigenous people...
article Making Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Visible (12/2/2019)
(USA) -- 2019 was a groundbreaking year for Native American women. In January, Deb Haaland, a Laguna Pueblo woman from New Mexico, and Sharice Davids, a member of the Ho...
article Toppenish vigil urges public to remember missing and murdered Native people (12/2/2019)
(Washington) -- They just don’t want their loved ones forgotten. There were plenty of reasons family and friends of missing and murdered indigenous people...
article BLOG: The Crisis Of Murdered And Missing Indigenous Women And Why Tribes Need The Power To Address It (12/2/2019)
(USA) -- Last week, President Trump signed an executive order creating a task force on missing and murdered indigenous women. The task force, which will develop...
article Federal Task Force To Address Crime Epidemic Against Native Women And Girls (11/30/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday creating a White House task force on missing and slain American Indians and Alaska Natives. The task...
article Native leader says Trump's empty promises won't halt crisis of murdered and missing Indigenous women (11/30/2019)
(California) -- President Trump's promise to halt the crisis of murdered and missing Indigenous women is no more than an empty promise aimed at getting votes, says...
article Editorial: Welcome steps involving missing Native American women and girls (11/30/2019)
(Nebraska) -- A national study this year pointed to the alarming number of Native American women and girls reported missing across the nation — more than 5,700...
article Members of local tribes raise their hands to end the silence on missing, murdered indigenous women (11/30/2019)
(Utah) -- In response to the growing problem of missing and murdered Native American women, a local indigenous organization held a rally to raise awareness on...
article 'We Can Do This Together': Navajo Lawmaker Says Families Of Missing, Murdered People Need Help Now (11/29/2019)
(New Mexico) -- When Tyrannus White, 41, went missing here in March, his parents ran into a dizzying maze as they sought help from law enforcement to find their son....
article Flanagan: Task force on missing and murdered indigenous women an 'important first step' (11/29/2019)
(Minnesota) -- President Donald Trump's move to address the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women is a good first step, Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan...
article New task force will address epidemic of missing American Indians and Alaska Natives (11/29/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Attorney General William Barr and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt will oversee the effort, which targets new and unsolved missing person and...
article Belated bill to help solve indigenous cold cases gains steam (11/29/2019)
(North Dakota) -- A bill originally meant to help law enforcement investigate cold cases of murdered and missing indigenous women that has floundered in Congress for two...
article As U.S. launches its own MMIWG task force, some Indigenous advocates are wary (11/28/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. President Donald Trump's new task force into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is "not necessarily a bad thing,"...
article Mother trying to raise awareness for missing and murdered indigenous women (11/28/2019)
(New Mexico) -- A New Mexico mother is creating a series of photos to raise awareness for a problem she too, has been personally affected by: missing and murdered...
article 'Ask for help if you need it': Mother of missing woman speaks out about recovering from trauma (11/28/2019)
(North Canada) -- After nine years without her daughter Angela, Kathy Meyer has learned to stop asking, "What if?" No more thoughts like, If I hadn't let...
article OP/ED: Nearly 400 years later, it's time to recognize tribal sovereignty (11/28/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Visiting my grandparents on the Tohono O’odham Nation keeps me rooted in my peoples’ history. As I drive through the beautiful Sonoran...
article Tribune editorial: Lone Bear case shows action long overdue (11/28/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Violent crimes in Indian Country, especially against women, have put a focus on the difficulty of solving crimes on reservations -- an issue that has...
article "We just want her to be alive": Family desperate for answers after Yakama woman disappears (11/28/2019)
(Washington) -- Rachel Norris is many things: a mother, a friend, a niece, a coworker, a Yakama woman. Her loved ones describe her as outspoken, bold and independent,...
article Brutal murder of Seattle woman on Thanksgiving Day remains unsolved (11/28/2019)
(Washington) -- It’s a situation no one wants to be in: homeless and alone, sleeping on the cold streets. That’s the place Davina Garrison was in when she...
article Family, friends of Yakama woman missing from Wapato plead for information (11/28/2019)
(Washington) -- Family and friends of Rachel Norris agree she is an independent woman. They say she doesn't appreciate drama. She speaks her mind. She can handle...
article Thousands of Native women victimized in Plains, report shows (11/27/2019)
(USA) -- A newly released report has found that hundreds of indigenous women have gone missing or murdered in the U.S. Northern Plains region, including Montana, since...
article Meet the woman who made 150 ribbon skirts for family of missing, murdered Indigenous women and girls (11/27/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Many women who attended the Mamawe! Mekowishwewin-miyomachowin gathering earlier this month walked away with a handcrafted ribbon skirt. In fact, 150...
article AZ to get federal coordinator for MMIWG cases following executive order (11/27/2019)
(Arizona) -- Arizona will be one of the first of 11 states to receive a new federal coordinator with the U.S. Attorney’s Office that will help with cases of...
article Mother trying to raise awareness for missing and murdered indigenous women (11/27/2019)
(New Mexico) -- A New Mexico mother is creating a series of photos to raise awareness for a problem she too, has been personally affected by: missing and murdered...
article Trump creates task force on murdered and missing Native American women (11/26/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday established a task force to develop a strategy across agencies for dealing with the high rate of missing and...
article Trump order creates task force on missing and murdered Native Americans (11/26/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday creating a Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives.
article Trump to sign executive order creating task force on missing and murdered Native Americans (11/26/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump will sign an executive order establishing a task force to address the rash of violence against missing and murdered American Indians...
article B.C. MMIWG coalition ask to meet with police on how they're handling inquiry follow-ups (11/25/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The B.C. MMIWG coalition has asked to meet with B.C. RCMP and the Vancouver Police Department to talk about how the forces are responding to...
article Jurisdictional questions a challenge in cases of missing and murdered indigenous women (11/25/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- On a chilly October night in Northeast Wisconsin, the leaves of trees are dying but look full of life. Vibrant reds, oranges and yellows fill the woods on...
article Parsons on the DOJ plan to hire coordinators for missing and murdered indigenous people cases (11/25/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Department of Justice plans to invest $1.5 million to hire missing and murdered indigenous people (MMIPs) coordinators in 11 states as part of an...
article National plan to address missing, murdered indigenous people (11/24/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The nation's Attorney General William Barr is rolling out new measures to address cases of missing and murdered indigenous people. This as the FBOI...
article Hope for Missing and Murdered Diné Relatives (11/24/2019)
(Arizona) -- Isabelle Webster, from Cameron, Arizona, voice was full of pain as she spoke about her granddaughter, Amanda Webster, who had been murdered Dec. 1, 2018 in...
article AG Barr unveils plan on missing, murdered Native Americans (11/22/2019)
(Montana) -- U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced a new federal strategy to address missing and murdered Indigenous people Friday during a visit to the Flathead...
article Attorney General Barr to Unveil Plan on Missing and Murdered Native Americans (11/21/2019)
(Montana) -- Attorney General William Barr will announce a nationwide plan on Friday to address the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous people as concerns mount...
article Senators’ Legislation to Address Crisis of Missing, Murdered and Trafficked Native Women Advances in Senate (11/21/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Legislation addressing the crisis of missing, murdered, and trafficked Native women, passed out of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee with strong,...
article Affidavit: Woman found in submerged truck was seat-belted into passenger's seat (11/21/2019)
(North Dakota) -- She texted she was at a bonfire and was then going mudding, but there's no evidence of either taking place. An American Indian woman whose body was...
article New Town community reacts to FBI’s latest details on Olivia Lone Bear (11/21/2019)
(North Dakota) -- New details have been released from the FBI about the death of Olivia Lone Bear from New Town. Lone Bear was reported missing in October of 2017. Her...
article Affidavit: Woman was strapped into seat of submerged truck (11/20/2019)
(North Dakota) -- An American Indian woman whose body was found in a submerged truck in a North Dakota lake was strapped into the passenger side with a seatbelt around...
article New details emerge in Olivia Lone Bear case as federal authorities visit Fort Berthold Reservation (11/20/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Federal authorities are still trying to determine how Olivia Lone Bear died, more than a year after her body was found in a submerged truck on the Fort...
press release U.S. Attorney and FBI Leadership Brief Family of Olivia Lone Bear on Death Investigation (11/20/2019)
(North Dakota) -- United States Attorney Drew H. Wrigley and FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Robert Perry traveled to New Town, ND, today and met with family...
article Native American tribes seeing many cases of murdered, missing indigenous women (11/17/2019)
(Washington) -- They are mothers, sisters and daughters who go missing or are murdered, and for years, families and tribe members don't get answers on what happened...
article Champion of murdered, missing indigenous women task force comes home to St. Cloud (11/13/2019)
(Minnesota) -- St. Cloud State University student BearPaw Shields is ecstatic that Minnesota is launching a task force on missing and murdered indigenous women. "It...
47 Total Articles on this Issue

Tulalip Tribe

article Skull in Tulalip woods identified as man missing since 2013 (12/7/2019)
(Washington) -- At the time Tyler Sullivan went missing, his girlfriend was going on eight months pregnant. The baby came 1½ weeks early. Sullivan never came home...
1 Article on this Issue

Keystone XL Pipeline

article New Report Says Keystone XL Would Exacerbate Missing Persons Crisis In Indian Country (11/25/2019)
(Minnesota) -- A new report says the Keystone XL pipeline would exacerbate the problem of missing and murdered indigenous women in Montana and other Northern Plains...
1 Article on this Issue

Crow Tribe

article Update: Authorities say Crow boy still missing (11/19/2019)
(Montana) -- The Montana Department of Justice now says that Christian Robinson has not been located, and a missing person advisory for him remains active. The state...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe: Body Of Missing Man Found (11/19/2019)
(Nevada) -- The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe says the body of a missing man has been found on Tuesday. Officials said 62-year-old Tod Cline went missing from the Sparks or...
article Police are concerned about an abducted child's safety (11/7/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement posted an alert about a non-custodial parent abduction. Police are concerned about the safety of 5-year-old...
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....

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