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Senate declares May 5 as day of awareness for missing and murdered sisters
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Senate declares May 5 as day of awareness for missing and murdered sisters (April 26, 2018)

Efforts continue in the nation's capital to raise awareness of the large numbers of Native women and girls who go missing and murdered every year.

Congress clears bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to Indian Country
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Congress clears bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to Indian Country (March 26, 2018)

A bill that was born out of tragedy in Indian Country has cleared its final hurdle in the 115th Congress.

Navajo mother hails action on bill named in memory of Ashlynne Mike
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Navajo mother hails action on bill named in memory of Ashlynne Mike (February 27, 2018)

The mother of Ashlynne Mike, an 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped and murdered on the Navajo Nation, is hailing action on a bill to protect children across Indian Country.

Bill to help tribes with AMBER Alert systems set to clear another hurdle
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Bill to help tribes with AMBER Alert systems set to clear another hurdle (February 26, 2018)

A bill to help tribes develop AMBER Alert systems on their reservations is getting closer to final passage on Capitol Hill.

State of the Union guest pushes for AMBER Alert in Indian Country
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State of the Union guest pushes for AMBER Alert in Indian Country (January 31, 2018)

The mother of an 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped and murdered on the Navajo Nation was among the guests at the State of the Union.

Navajo Nation signs contract to implement AMBER Alert system on reservation
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Navajo Nation signs contract to implement AMBER Alert system on reservation (December 14, 2017)

The Navajo Nation is finally close to implementing an AMBER Alert system on the reservation.

Navajo Nation citizen sentenced to life in prison for murdering 11-year-old girl
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Navajo Nation citizen sentenced to life in prison for murdering 11-year-old girl (August 2, 2017)

A citizen of the Navajo Nation was sentenced to life in federal prison after pleading guilty for the murder of an 11-year-old girl.

Navajo citizen scheduled for change of plea hearing for death of 11-year-old girl
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Navajo citizen scheduled for change of plea hearing for death of 11-year-old girl (July 31, 2017)

A Navajo Nation citizen who is accused of murdering an 11-year-old girl is due for a change of plea hearing in federal court.

Bill brings funding for AMBER Alert systems to Indian Country
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Bill brings funding for AMBER Alert systems to Indian Country (April 18, 2017)

States already receive federal funds to help develop child abduction alert systems but tribes are currently left out.

Effort builds for missing and murdered Native women and girls
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Effort builds for missing and murdered Native women and girls (June 29, 2016)

A resolution in Congress seeks to designate May 5, 2017, as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on justice issues
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on justice issues (May 17, 2016)

Two landmark tribal justice laws have made a significant impact in Indian Country in the last six years and key members of Congress are looking to build on those gains.

Editorial: End the cycle of violence against Native women and girls
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Editorial: End the cycle of violence against Native women and girls (May 16, 2016)

The incidence of domestic violence and sexual abuse visited upon Native American women and children, especially those who live on tribal lands, is staggering.

Navajo Nation family warns of efforts to capitalize on girl's death
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Navajo Nation family warns of efforts to capitalize on girl's death (May 11, 2016)

Family members are asking anyone who wishes to raise funds to contact them directly or to donate to the Ashlynn Mike Memorial Benefit Fund at Wells Fargo Bank.

Kevin Washburn: Empower tribes to prosecute reservation crime
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Kevin Washburn: Empower tribes to prosecute reservation crime (May 11, 2016)

The remnants of colonization are strong. It will take years to undo. But the solution to this problem is tribal self-governance.

Large crowd gathers to say goodbye to 11-year-old Navajo Nation girl
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Large crowd gathers to say goodbye to 11-year-old Navajo Nation girl (May 6, 2016)

More than 3,000 people flocked to the Farmington Civic Center to say goodbye to Ashlynne Mike and to offer support for her family.

Leader of Navajo Nation Council criticizes coverage of girl's death
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Leader of Navajo Nation Council criticizes coverage of girl's death (May 5, 2016)

Speaker LoRenzo Bates said some accounts have included unnecessary details about Ashlynne's tragic passing.

Navajo Nation in shock after arrest made in 11-year-old girl's death
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Navajo Nation in shock after arrest made in 11-year-old girl's death (May 4, 2016)

The tribe observed a moment of silence as prayer vigils were held in honor of Ashlynne Mike, who went missing on the New Mexico portion of the reservation.