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Better communication could help us find more missing Native American women


December 13, 2019

A moment of silence for missing and murdered indigenous women in front of the Capitol in September 2019.

Nobody knows exactly how many Native American women have gone missing or been murdered in the U.S. and Canada, but the number is in the thousands, according to an Associated Press (AP) investigation. And on some reservations, the DOJ says Native American Women are murdered at a rate more than 10 times the national average.

On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sent a bill to be considered by the House and Senate that would, among other things, require federal law enforcement agencies to report on cases of missing or murdered Native Americans.


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