SPOKANE, Wash. — May 5 is National Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the murder rate for women living in reservations is 10 times higher than the national average.
Furthermore, Indigenous women go missing four more times than white women in the state of Washington.
The Biden administration said they’re committed to working with tribal nations and native communities to help bring more justice and healing to these communities.
On a more local level, Governor Jay Inslee recently signed a bill that notifies law enforcement when there’s a report of a missing indigenous story. The alert system, similar to Amber Alerts, also broadcasts it on digital highway boards and different social media platforms.
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