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New unit launched at Interior 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...

Police need to report missing persons cases into national database to address MMIWG cases

Arizona law enforcement agencies need to begin reporting all missing persons cases into a national database if the state hopes to understand the scope of its cases involving missing or murdered indigenous women, a legislative study committee recommended Wednesday.

MMIWG study committee looking to interview families and survivors

Arizona’s study committee on murdered or missing indigenous women or girls is seeking to speak with family members of murdered or missing loved ones or those who themselves have gone missing but were later located. 

Native American women are missing and murdered. Will the federal government act?

Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind was 22, eight months pregnant, and looking forward to her baby shower the following day when she went missing on a sunny August afternoon in 2017. She had gone to a neighbor’s apartment in Fargo, N.D., where she had been asked to help with a sewing project.  She never came home. 

AZ to get federal coordinator for MMIWG cases following executive order

Arizona will be one of the first of 11 states to receive a new federal coordinator with the U.S. Attorney’s Office that will help with cases of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls as part of a new federal task force.

Lawmakers, Arizonans celebrate Indigenous People’s Day

Lawmakers and Arizona residents celebrated Indigenous People’s Day Monday as more states and cities have been officially ditching Columbus Day in favor of the celebration of native people. 

House Dems urge Phoenix hotel to remove ‘slur’ from its name

Four Arizona House Democrats penned a letter last month urging the new owner of the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix to change its offensive name. 

Committee to study murders of Native women and girls to begin its work soon

Gov. Doug Ducey, lawmakers and advocates gathered on the third floor of the historic state Capitol building Tuesday morning for a ceremonial signing of a bill that creates a study committee to examine the issue of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls.

Ducey signs bill to study murders of Native women

Gov. Doug Ducey has signed into law a bill that will create a study committee to examine cases of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls.

Bill creating committee to study murders of Native women heads to Ducey

A bill that would create a study committee to examine cases of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls won unanimous approval in the...
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