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'No more stolen sisters!': Events raise awareness of the missing and murdered
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'No more stolen sisters!': Events raise awareness of the missing and murdered (May 9, 2018)

It’s a story that seems to fly under the radar to the mainstream media. And the Lakota people are fed up with it.

Mary Annette Pember: Little data on missing and murdered Native women and girls
National

Mary Annette Pember: Little data on missing and murdered Native women and girls (May 8, 2018)

Little is known about existing protocols for reporting missing Native women and girls, or the process for collecting current data.

Jacqueline Keeler: The search continues for Olivia Lone Bear in North Dakota
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Jacqueline Keeler: The search continues for Olivia Lone Bear in North Dakota (May 8, 2018)

Native families grapple with scant support to locate their missing loved ones.

Graham Lee Brewer: Change comes too slow for missing and murdered sisters
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Graham Lee Brewer: Change comes too slow for missing and murdered sisters (May 7, 2018)

Little has been done at a policy level to address the high numbers of women who go missing in Indian Country.

Mary Annette Pember: New tool tracks missing and murdered indigenous women
National

Mary Annette Pember: New tool tracks missing and murdered indigenous women (May 1, 2018)

As of April 2018, Annita Lucchesi has found 2,501 cases of missing and murdered women and two spirit people in the United States and Canada..

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.

Mary Annette Pember: Efforts grow for missing and murdered sisters
National

Mary Annette Pember: Efforts grow for missing and murdered sisters (April 2, 2018)

Reports of missing and murdered Native women don’t garner the same attention and response as those of white women.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren still facing Indian heritage questions and jokes
National | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren still facing Indian heritage questions and jokes (March 13, 2018)

With jokes about powwows and questions about DNA tests, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is still facing doubts about her Indian heritage.

Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council welcomes First Nation to group
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Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council welcomes First Nation to group (February 26, 2018)

The Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council has welcomed a new member from the north.

Tribal leaders cheer surprise speaker as meeting in D.C. winds down
National | Politics

Tribal leaders cheer surprise speaker as meeting in D.C. winds down (February 14, 2018)

Tribal leaders gave a standing ovation to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) after a surprise speech in which she promised to stand up for Native Americans and their issues.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes investigate woman's suspicious death
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Shoshone-Bannock Tribes investigate woman's suspicious death (February 7, 2018)

Rebecca Plentywounds, a 35-year-old mother of seven, went missing on the Fort Hall Reservation in October 2017.

Bureau of Indian Affairs takes lead in case of missing MHA Nation woman
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Bureau of Indian Affairs takes lead in case of missing MHA Nation woman (February 6, 2018)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has taken the lead in the case of Olivia Lone Bear, a 33-year-old woman who went missing from the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in North Dakota.

Woman from Blackfeet Nation still missing after eight months
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Woman from Blackfeet Nation still missing after eight months (February 6, 2018)

A $10,000 reward is being offered in connection with the disappearance of 20-year-old Ashley Loring.

Defendant sentenced for kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman
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Defendant sentenced for kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman (February 2, 2018)

One of two defendants charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Savanna Marie Greywind, a young citizen of the Spirit Lake Nation, was sentenced for her role in the crime.

White Mountain Apache Tribe seeks help in finding missing woman
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White Mountain Apache Tribe seeks help in finding missing woman (February 1, 2018)

Laverne John, a citizen of the White Mountain Apache Tribe, remains missing after nearly two months.

Sacred run raises awareness of missing and murdered Native women
National

Sacred run raises awareness of missing and murdered Native women (January 31, 2018)

Six runners from the Winnebago Tribe jogged across gravel, asphalt, snow and ice along eastern Nebraska this week to raise awareness for the plight of missing and murdered indigenous women.

Native Sun News Today: Family still searching for Cheyenne River Sioux man
Canada | National

Native Sun News Today: Family still searching for Cheyenne River Sioux man (January 18, 2018)

The lives of murdered and missing First Nations and Native Americans often become lost in the larger narrative of data collection and statistics, rarely do the stories of the individuals get told.

Native women are stepping up as sexual harassment remains in the spotlight
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Native women are stepping up as sexual harassment remains in the spotlight (December 22, 2017)

The cultural assault on sexual misconduct in America is moving beyond the halls of Capitol Hill and Hollywood and into Indian Country.

Choctaw Nation citizen taking oath of office as top federal prosecutor in Oklahoma
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Choctaw Nation citizen taking oath of office as top federal prosecutor in Oklahoma (December 12, 2017)

A ceremonial swearing-in is taking place for R. Trent Shores, a citizen of the Choctaw Nation who serves as the U.S. Attorney for Northern Oklahoma.

Federal jury returns guilty verdict for brutal murder of woman on Crow Reservation
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Federal jury returns guilty verdict for brutal murder of woman on Crow Reservation (December 8, 2017)

A federal jury returned a guilty verdict for the brutal murder of RoyLynn Rides Horse on the Crow Reservation in Montana.

Indian Country public safety bills advance amid silence from Trump administration
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Indian Country public safety bills advance amid silence from Trump administration (December 5, 2017)

Thanks to bipartisan support from lawmakers, bills to improve public safety in Indian Country are advancing in Congress despite limited commitments from the Trump administration.

Jacqueline Keeler: Pocahontas is a reminder of our missing and murdered sisters
Opinion

Jacqueline Keeler: Pocahontas is a reminder of our missing and murdered sisters (December 4, 2017)

Pocahontas is a reminder of the indigenous women who are missing and murdered every year.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe distances film from Hollywood producer accused of assault
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Tunica-Biloxi Tribe distances film from Hollywood producer accused of assault (November 16, 2017)

The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe and the producers of the critically-acclaimed Wind River film have cut ties with a prominent Hollywood executive who has been accused of numerous incidents of sexual assault.

Search continues for Native woman who went missing on reservation in North Dakota
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Search continues for Native woman who went missing on reservation in North Dakota (November 6, 2017)

Tribal police, family, friends and supporters are searching for Olivia Lone Bear, a 32-year-old mother who went missing on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.

Tribal safety measures encounter little resistance from Department of Justice
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Tribal safety measures encounter little resistance from Department of Justice (October 26, 2017)

The last time the Department of Justice went before Congress to discuss Indian issues, the affair didn't go so well.

Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on public safety measures
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Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on public safety measures (October 24, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is focusing on public safety with bills to address victim services, human trafficking and missing and murdered women.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on public safety measures
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on public safety measures (October 19, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is moving quickly on legislation to address pressing public safety and justice issues in tribal communities.

Sen. Heitkamp introduces bill to address 'epidemic' of missing and murdered Native women
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Sen. Heitkamp introduces bill to address 'epidemic' of missing and murdered Native women (October 5, 2017)

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) is seeking to bring justice to missing and murdered Native women with a new bill named in honor of a citizen of the Spirit Lake Nation who was brutally killed.

Department of Justice announces Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism
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Department of Justice announces Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism (October 3, 2017)

The Trump administration announced another round of Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism on Capitol Hill about its commitments to the first Americans.

Wife of Sen. McCain on witness list for hearing on trafficking in Indian Country
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Wife of Sen. McCain on witness list for hearing on trafficking in Indian Country (September 25, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is bringing in a high-profile witness as it looks into trafficking of Native Americans.

Ruth Hopkins: The cycle of genocide continues with violence against Native women
Opinion

Ruth Hopkins: The cycle of genocide continues with violence against Native women (August 29, 2017)

Savanna Greywind, Carla Yellowbird, Barbara Kentner, Cindy Gladue and many others have had their lives extinguished violently and indiscriminately, Ruth Hopkins writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Two charged in connection with kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman
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Two charged in connection with kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman (August 28, 2017)

A North Dakota couple is facing kidnapping and murder charges in connection with the disappearance and death of a young woman from the Spirit Lake Nation.

Sarah Sunshine Manning: Indian Country grieves for our sister Savanna Greywind
Opinion

Sarah Sunshine Manning: Indian Country grieves for our sister Savanna Greywind (August 28, 2017)

We cry out for justice for Savanna Greywind, and we won’t stop, Sarah Sunshine Manning writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Opinion: International treaty can help protect indigenous women from violence
Opinion

Opinion: International treaty can help protect indigenous women from violence (August 4, 2017)

Tribes and cities can adopt an ordinance that reflects the principles contained in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, Karen Melissa Hannel and Eric Hannel write in Indian Country Media Network.

Film set on Wind River Reservation boasts Native cast and tribal financing
Arts & Entertainment | National

Film set on Wind River Reservation boasts Native cast and tribal financing (August 3, 2017)

Wind River, a film set and shot on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, is opening in theaters this week.

Mary Annette Pember: Canada's inquiry into missing and murdered sisters in trouble
Canada

Mary Annette Pember: Canada's inquiry into missing and murdered sisters in trouble (August 3, 2017)

A national probe into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls has come under fire in recent weeks as Native leaders and even a former commissioner question its direction.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs cancels business meeting and hearing
National | Politics | Federal Recognition

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs cancels business meeting and hearing (July 26, 2017)

Partisan bickering has once again derailed the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Report confirms Native women suffer from high rate of homicide in United States
National | Politics

Report confirms Native women suffer from high rate of homicide in United States (July 24, 2017)

American Indian and Alaska Native women experience one of the highest homicide rates in the nation and nearly half die at the hands of an intimate partner.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on human trafficking
National | Politics

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on human trafficking (July 17, 2017)

According to the Government Accountability Office, federal agencies are failing to collect data on Native trafficking victims.

Terese Mailhot: Don't hang a red dress for me if I go missing or murdered
Canada | Opinion

Terese Mailhot: Don't hang a red dress for me if I go missing or murdered (July 12, 2017)

The use of the red dress to raise awareness for the plight of murdered and missing indigenous women is fraught with symbolic overtones, Terese Mailhot writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Terese Mailhot: It takes a community to exploit indigenous women and girls
Opinion

Terese Mailhot: It takes a community to exploit indigenous women and girls (July 3, 2017)

For indigenous women the danger of exploitation is a constant threat, whether they are on the rez and off, Terese Mailhot writes in Indian Country Media Network.

Native woman was jailed and forced to ride with assailant during trial
Canada | Law

Native woman was jailed and forced to ride with assailant during trial (June 22, 2017)

Authorities in Alberta, Canada, are investigating the treatment of a Native woman who was incarcerated and kept in shackles even though she was the victim of a sexual assault.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe hosts walk for missing and murdered sisters
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Northern Cheyenne Tribe hosts walk for missing and murdered sisters (May 2, 2017)

The Montana tribe is observing National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls on May 5.

More data needed to address human trafficking in Indian Country
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More data needed to address human trafficking in Indian Country (April 19, 2017)

Of the four federal agencies that investigate or prosecute human trafficking, three aren't required to confirm whether a victim is Native American.

Secretary Zinke committed to addressing 'heart-breaking' crimes against Native women and girls
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Secretary Zinke committed to addressing 'heart-breaking' crimes against Native women and girls (April 18, 2017)

The Department of the Interior is part of a new law enforcement group aimed at increasing collaboration and coordination in Indian Country.

Terese Mailhot: No justice for our missing and murdered sisters
Canada | Law | Opinion

Terese Mailhot: No justice for our missing and murdered sisters (April 10, 2017)

News of a man who allegedly dismembered a Native woman out in bail has horrified Indigenous women who live in fear of hearing another murdered and missing woman story.

Mary Annette Pember: Awareness for missing and murdered sisters
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Mary Annette Pember: Awareness for missing and murdered sisters (March 22, 2017)

'It’s a hard struggle when a member of your family passes away. But this Day of Awareness can mean that her memory will live on forever.'

Native women push for more action on missing and murdered sisters
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Native women push for more action on missing and murdered sisters (February 16, 2017)

Advocates are hoping to build on the pro-tribal provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.

Native women host Capitol Hill briefing on missing and murdered sisters
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Native women host Capitol Hill briefing on missing and murdered sisters (February 15, 2017)

Advocates are calling for May 5 to be designated as National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.

Terese Mailhot: Native women care what happens to all our sisters
Canada | Opinion

Terese Mailhot: Native women care what happens to all our sisters (January 19, 2017)

'Collectively, we need to defend ourselves from people like you, who degrade our identities, politics, theories and criticisms.'

Alex Jacobs: Indian Country saw plenty of positive wins in 2016
Opinion

Alex Jacobs: Indian Country saw plenty of positive wins in 2016 (January 10, 2017)

'One year ago, who would’ve believed any of this?'

Clara Caufield: Ryan Zinke brings tribal record to the table at Interior
Opinion | Politics

Clara Caufield: Ryan Zinke brings tribal record to the table at Interior (January 4, 2017)

Though many in Indian Country wish it were otherwise, the fact is now that the Federal government will be dominated by Republicans.

White House hosts meeting on violence against indigenous women and girls
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White House hosts meeting on violence against indigenous women and girls (October 13, 2016)

Top officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are working to address high levels of violence.

Lakota Country Times: Bill honors memory of young Northern Cheyenne woman
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Lakota Country Times: Bill honors memory of young Northern Cheyenne woman (August 25, 2016)

Lawmakers from Montana have introduced legislation to create a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.

Carly McIntosh: Racism to blame for missing and murdered sisters
Canada | Opinion

Carly McIntosh: Racism to blame for missing and murdered sisters (August 17, 2016)

The Government of Canada was to improve trust with indigenous people but it seems that contract has already been changed.

Native women lead official inquiry into missing and murdered sisters
Canada | Law | National

Native women lead official inquiry into missing and murdered sisters (August 4, 2016)

Three of the five commissioners for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls are Native women.

Carly McIntosh: For our missing and murdered sisters in Canada
Canada | Opinion

Carly McIntosh: For our missing and murdered sisters in Canada (July 4, 2016)

A poem to the missing and murdered Aboriginal women of Canada.

Effort builds for missing and murdered Native women and girls
Canada | Law | National | Politics

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.

Families of missing Native women in Canada still waiting for justice
Canada

Families of missing Native women in Canada still waiting for justice (May 24, 2016)

After years of pressure, the government has finally launched a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.

Mary Annette Pember: Missing and murdered Indian women go forgotten
Canada | Law | National

Mary Annette Pember: Missing and murdered Indian women go forgotten (April 14, 2016)

In a three-part series, Mary Annette Pember reports on the thousands of indigenous women who have gone missing or who have been murdered in the United States and Canada.