The Minnesota State Capitol Moves on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

 

November 12, 2019



In July of 2005, JoJo Boswell went missing. Her sister, Dolly, immediately reported her missing, but was told to wait another 48 hours. Imagine law enforcement telling her they had more important things to do. Jojo was never seen again.

Heartbreakingly, members from any of Minnesota’s eleven tribal nations and beyond can name the women and girls from generations past who have gone missing or have been murdered. If not their immediate family, then a member of their community. From the stories told, the acknowledgment of a life lived and a life lost, few of these incidents have been pursued or investigated and their circumstances remain unknown.

https://theuptake.org/2019/11/11/the-minnesota-state-capitol-moves-on-missing-and-murdered-indigenous-women/


 

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