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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.
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 Arizona House of Representatives on Thursday and will now head to the Governor’s desk. House Bill 2570, introduced by Rep. Jennifer Jermaine, D-Chandler, would create a committee to study murders of […]
In Arizona, only about 1 in 3 murders of Native Americans get disclosed in FBI crime report
A study released by a non-profit that examines unsolved murders has found that half of all Native American deaths in the U.S. go unreported to the FBI. In Arizona, only about one in three murders of Native Americans is reported to the FBI, the second-worst rate in the nation. The Murder Accountability Project, also called […]
Senate approves committee to study murders of Native American women
A bill aimed at shining a light on cases of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls, often referred to as MMIWG cases, won unanimous approval in the Arizona Senate Thursday.