Tag: indigenous people
Mona Gable, author of 'Searching for Savanna,' spoke with us about LaFontaine-Greywind's murder, and how it sparked progress in ensuring justice for missing and murdered Native American women and girls.
In 2020, Shirley Ann Soosay, a member of the Cree Nation, was one of the first Indigenous people to be identified using investigative genealogy. Prior to that, Soosay, who was murdered in California in July 1980, was referred to as Jane Doe Kern County.
There's a new epidemic coming to light in Alaska—and in other areas around the U.S.—where hundreds, and possibly thousands, of Native American women are turning up missing or murdered. But legislative, funding and awareness-raising efforts are under way, and the issue is getting some political traction from the #MeToo movement. .