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Resolution to focus on plight of Native American women


Montana’s congressional delegation introduced a resolution Tuesday to designate May 5 as National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls in memory of the birthday of Hanna Harris, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe who was murdered in July 2013.

The resolution by U.S. Sens Steve Daines and Jon Tester and U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke will honor the lives of missing and murdered American Indian and Alaska Native women.

According to a Department of Justice study, in some tribal communities, American Indian women face murder rates that are more than 10 times the national average, the delegation noted.


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