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Arizonans hopeful that focus on missing Indigenous persons may pay off

Duane Garvais-Lawrence has spent months driving from reservation to reservation as part of his MMIW Bike Run USA, his second annual trip that Arizonans hope will continue to focus attention on missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.... Read more»

Run the land: Native women from Tucson and across the U.S. take to the roads and trails

Native Women Running, an Instagram page highlighting her half-marathons, 10Ks and other races, restores an Indigenous perspective to running and gives Indigenous women a platform to showcase their cultures and their passion for this ancient celebration of life.... Read more»

New unit launched at Interior Dep't to investigate cases of missing and murdered Indigenous people

The U.S. Department of the Interior is creating a new unit to lead and help coordinate investigations into the ongoing crisis of murdered and missing American Indian and Alaska Native people. ... Read more»

State of tribal nations 'strong' despite crises, but feds need to help

National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp said the state of Indian nations is strong despite long-running problems of disrespect for tribal sovereignty and of missing and murdered Indigenous women, as well as new challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sharp did acknowledge hopeful signs in the early days of the Biden administration.... Read more»

Action on missing, murdered women legislation caps years of advocacy

Native American advocates and victim’s families have worked for years to draw attention to Indian Country’s epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women.... Read more»

Start of missing, murdered women panel moving 'at speed of bureaucracy'

State officials agree that none of the $150,000 allocated for a task force on missing and murdered indigenous women that was created in May has been seen yet. But they disagree on who’s to blame.... Read more»