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Missing but not forgotten


Today is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Mary Kathryn Nagle joins us to talk about the continuing crisis. Plus, friend of the show Holly Cook Macarro is back to share a political rundown of Washington, D.C

Native women face murder rates more than 10 times the national average. More than 5,000 American Indian and Alaska Native women are missing. And 55 percent of Native women have experienced domestic violence, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Joining us today is Cherokee citizen Mary Kathryn Nagle. She’s a partner at Pipestem and Nagle. She represents the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center and works on issues facing women. Mary Kathryn has written and produced several plays relating to Indians and the law.

And also joining us today is Red Lake Band of Ojibwe citizen Holly Cook Macarro. A partner at Spirit Rock Consulting, she's worked for tribal nations for more than 20 years. Holly is a regular contributor to Indian Country Today and today she breaks down what’s going on in the nation's capital.


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