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.
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.
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.