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Montana’s Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force met for the second time in Great Falls, Montana this weekend. The task force focused on the management of databases to find people and overlaps and gaps in jurisdictions for who is spearheading the search.

Headshot of Davalena Buckman-Kelley
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An 18-year-old girl from the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation was declared missing Tuesday.

Davalena Buckman-Kelly, who has developmental disabilities, was last seen in Beach, North Dakota around 3 or 4 P.M. Tuesday.

Reno Charette sits with grandsons Fox and Phoenix.
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A prominent Native American leader left her post at Montana State University Billings on July 12. She says she was demoted for bringing awareness to missing and murdered indigenous people.

Woman uses chalk to write the words 'No more missing sisters' at Vancouvers Womens Memorial March
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July is the second month in a row that two federal agencies have failed to provide input on five bills that address missing and murdered indigenous people, effectively stalling the bills.

Advocates say peoples’ lives hang in the balance.

The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Interior were supposed to submit guidance in June on a series of bills that include Savanna’s Act, which would increase coordination between tribal, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

Missing Woman Jermain Austin Charlo
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Jermain Austin Charlo has been missing for exactly a year as of Sunday. But her family hopes that answers are on the way. That's because the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes recently increased their reward for information on her disapearance.

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox at a podium.
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Montana Attorney General Tim Fox on Thursday announced the members of a new task force that will address missing and murdered indigenous persons throughout the state.

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More than 300 people took part in the first Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women’s march in Billings on Friday.

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A bill to establish a missing persons specialist in Montana is advancing to the Senate after a week in limbo.