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A screenshot from the controversial homecoming video
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A Montana high school is investigating a video that has offended some community members for its depiction of Native Americans.

Members of Montana's Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force met for their second meeting in Great Falls August 10.
Tim Fox via Twitter

Tribal leaders in Montana are pulling out of the Attorney General’s task force for missing and murdered indigenous people after he announced his intent to support the Keystone XL pipeline in court.

Native advocates and the Blackfeet Nation late last week held what is being called the first-ever Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Tribunal in the U.S. The testimony from the families of missing and murdered Native people will be delivered to Congressional lawmakers in a push for policy change. Most family members focused on their frustrations with law enforcement.

A woman uses chalk to write the words 'No more missing sisters' at Vancouvers Womens Memorial March
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Montana’s Big Horn County will establish a task force to investigate missing persons cases following the death of a girl there.

Members of Montana's Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force met for their second meeting in Great Falls August 10.
Tim Fox via Twitter

Montana’s Congressional delegation is asking the Federal Bureau of Investigations to reinstate a full-time human trafficking agent in the state.

Montana’s Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force met for a third time  in Billings Friday, Sept. 27.

Charyl Eagle came to the meeting to make sure task force members address how meth and human trafficking might affect Montana’s high rate of missing indigenous people.

Members of Montana's Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force met for their second meeting in Great Falls August 10.
Tim Fox via Twitter

 

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced his agency will host a second missing persons training, this time for people living and working in eastern Montana.

A documentary debuting this fall will attempt to show how the high rate of missing and murdered indigenous women is impacting tribes, families and communities in Montana. The film is aimed at calling policy makers to action.

Left: Misty LaPlant, Right: Tina Chamberlain
Montana Department of Justice

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced Monday he’s hired two specialists to help address the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women.

People stand in a group waiting for the conference to begin.
Olivia Reingold / Yellowstone Public Radio

 

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes were exploring the link between human trafficking and missing and murdered indigenous people at a conference last week.

YPR News’ Olivia Reingold was there. She shared her reporting with Nicky Ouellet.

Nicky Ouellet: This is the third and last day of the conference on Missing and Murdered Indigenous People, hosted at Salish Kootenai College on the Flathead Reservation. What have you learned about the scope of this issue?

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