Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Need More Than ONE DAY of Awareness
ONE DAY IS NOT ENOUGH, PLEASE SHARE #MMIWG Missing Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls get little national press.
UPDATED to add this new news on legislation from Sen. Mike Crapo:
While recognizing information on the number of missing Native Americans in the United States is limited, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs included these alarming statistics in a report on S. 227, Savanna’s Act. The legislation is named for Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, a 22-year-old member of the Spirit Lake Tribe of North Dakota murdered in 2017. The Committee reported, “While Savanna’s tragic death became widespread news, many other Native Americans go missing or are murdered each year.” However, DOJ and the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Office of Justice Services (BIA-OJS) told the Committee that many of those cases go unreported or unresolved.
Tribal and Administration witnesses also informed the Committee that the increased coordination and communication between law enforcement agencies outlined in S. 227 would improve the response to cases of missing or murdered American Indian and Alaska Natives. I co-sponsored Savanna’s Act to improve response to cases involving missing or murdered Native Americans:
The bipartisan legislation would direct the DOJ to formulate new guidelines for addressing and reporting cases involving missing and murdered Native Americans;
Tribal access to federal crime information databases would be improved; and
Certain federal agencies would be required to seek recommendations from Tribes on enhancing the safety of Native women.
Read his full report on the legislation here
Please read the articles at the links below:
Kozee Decorah's MURDER by Boyfriend
Savanna's Act addresses the issue
White Women in Jep Gets all the media. No room for stories about Native women?
Nooksack Stalking of Native Woman is how it starts
FOX NEWS leads with MISSING WHITE WOMAN
And take a look at this website: Justice For Native Women