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Still missing in Indian Country: Savanna's Act for missing and murdered indigenous women passes House


September 30, 2020

A makeshift memorial to Savanna Greywind featuring a painting, flowers, candle and a stuffed animal is seen in Fargo, North Dakota. On Sept. 21, The House of Representatives passed Savanna's Act that will create new guidelines for reporting cases of missing and murdered Indigenous people. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack, File)

WASHINGTON - On Sept. 21, the House of Representatives unanimously passed S.227, Savanna's Act, a bill that will create new guidelines for responding to cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and create incentives for its implementation.

Savanna's Act now heads to the White House to be signed into law after having been passed in the Senate by unanimous consent last March.

Savanna's Act is named in honor of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, a member of the Spirit Lake Tribe, who vanished from her apartment in Fargo, North Dakota, while 8 months pregnant. Eight days after she disappeared, her body was found wrapped in plastic in the Red River.


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