Families of missing indigenous women march in Oklahoma

The Associated Press - June 15, 2019 8:37 am

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CONCHO, Okla. (AP) – Families and friends of missing or slain American Indian women and girls are again calling for justice for their loved ones.
About 200 people gathered Friday near the headquarters of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes in Concho, Oklahoma. Many wore red and marched, holding signs with pictures of women on them.
Similar demonstrations have taken place in other states amid growing concern that police nationwide are not adequately identifying or reporting cases of missing and murdered Native American or Alaska Native women and girls. Those demographic groups have some of the nation’s highest rates of sexual and domestic violence.
Kateri Fletcher is a Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal government official who helped organize the event. She said it was designed to bring awareness and show support for families who still need answers.

 

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