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Conspiracy of Indifference: Press and Police Ignore Violence Against Native Women


This piece was published in partnership with Rewire. This is the final installment of a three-part series about the missing and murdered Native women in the United States and Canada.

The “missing white woman syndrome,” explains the lack of media attention for missing Native women, according to Makoons Miller Tanner of Duluth. “Pretty, young, middle class white women make good victims versus Native women who may have criminal pasts,” noted Miller Tanner who maintains the Justice for Native Women blog.

In Indian country, cases of the missing and murdered are often not covered by the media. They grow cold and are forgotten.



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