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Thousands Of Indigenous Women Are Missing & There's Been No Way To Track Them - Until Now


September 10, 2018

In Canada, a determined Ph.D. student has created a database of missing Indigenous women and girls from the United States and Canada. The project aims to fill data gaps from both countries, where an estimated 300 women and girls go missing or are killed every year.

Annita Lucchesi told NPR earlier this summer that she was doing research for her master's thesis when she realized that there was no consistently updated, complete data set that tracked missing Indigenous women from the United States and Canada. So, she decided to compile her own.


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