Missing and Murdered Native Americans

Navajo Nation Police Department

The Navajo Nation Police Department is searching for a 30-year-old woman missing since Friday.

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From Washington to American Southwest Indigenous communities, top government officials, family members and advocates are gathering as part of a call to action to address the ongoing problem of violence against Indigenous women and children.

  

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President Joe Biden has declared today Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, Native Americans have long experienced disproportionately high levels of violence along with roadblocks to solving many of the crimes.


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The U.S. Interior Department has formed a special unit to focus on missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives. For decades many such cases have gone unsolved. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Monday designed to combat high rates of missing and murdered Indigenous people. It now heads to President Trump’s desk. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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