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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?

Sticky notes list risk factors for sex trafficking
Olivia Reingold / Yellowstone Public Radio


On Tuesday the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes kicked off a missing and murdered indigenous peoples conference to raise awareness about the work being done to understand the scope of the issue both on the reservation and in the state. Yellowstone Public Radio News’ Olivia Reingold is covering the conference and shared her reporting with Nicky Ouellet.

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes kicked off a conference Tuesday on missing and murdered indigenous people (MMIP). The three-day event is aimed at raising awareness about the work being done to understand the scope of the issue both on the reservation and in the state.

This is the second conference the tribes have held this year since passing a resolution in January that created a local MMIP working group.

A memorial for Henny Scott set up with a photo and loving words
Kayla Desroches / Yellowstone Public Radio

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday it won’t pursue federal charges in the death of a young girl whose body was found near Lame Deer on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation late last year. The Office determined it could not prove foul play.

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 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.

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