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The Problem Doesn’t Stop at the Border

The problem of missing and murdered indigenous women is a Turtle Island problem that isn’t confined to the Canadian side of the border.

Image may contain: one or more people and textTo help bring attention to these tragic, often undocumented crimes,  Montana Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester introduced Senate Resolution 60 on Monday, Feb. 13 — a resolution calling for the designation of May 5, 2017 as a “National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. Senators James Lankford (OK), Cory Gardner (CO), Al Franken (MN), John Hoeven (ND), and Tom Udall (NM) co-sponsored the resolution. Speaking at the briefing, Sen. Daines noted that May 5thwas chosen because it is the birthday of Hanna Harris, a Northern Cheyenne woman who went missing in July 2013 and was found murdered several days later.

Read more here and on the web site for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

 

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