Missing Native American Women

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  1. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    Just read an article saying a body was found about January 7th that is believed to be Rachel Lorraine Norris. In a car that went over a cliff in a Klickitat County?

    Going to have my friend show me how to post links. I'm sorry just wanted to share. Also they believe it to be her? No other information except the car door was open?

    Positive vibes and love, light and prayers for all our missing Native women. A travesty and it's about time people out there pay attention. Thanks to our Websleuths community for care and concern.
     


  2. Filly

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    Just read an article saying a body was found about January 7th that is believed to be Rachel Lorraine Norris. In a car that went over a cliff in a Klickitat County?

    Going to have my friend show me how to post links. I'm sorry just wanted to share. Also they believe it to be her? No other information except the car door was open?

    Positive vibes and love, light and prayers for all our missing Native women. A travesty and it's about time people out there pay attention. Thanks to our Websleuths community for care and concern.
     
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    Truly heartbreaking
    I’m so sorry that you have all been let down by those who should work harder to get justice for you
    May you all RIP and may you now get the justice that you clearly need a
     
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    Oklahoma reportedly has one of the highest rates of missing or murdered Native American women, but it can be hard to get a full picture of the problem because of a lack of comprehensive data.

    Reps. Mickey Dollens, Daniel Pae and Merleyn Bell filed five bills to address the issue. The proposed legislation that will be up for consideration during the legislative session that begins Feb. 3 comes after Dollens held a November interim study on the issue.

    Pae, R-Lawton, wants the state to create a red alert system that would notify the public anytime an indigenous person goes missing in Oklahoma. The system, which would be run by the Department of Public Safety, would be similar to Amber Alerts used to notify the public of missing children.

    Nationwide, only some tribes use the Amber Alert system, although the number is growing due to changes at the federal level.

    Legislation introduced by Pae also would require the Council on Law Enforcement and Education Training to develop one hour of cultural sensitivity training relating to missing and murdered indigenous people.

    “That’s so law enforcement officers can properly communicate with family members and make sure there aren’t any misunderstandings,” he said. “There also would be just a greater understanding of the culture as well.”

    The bill is named Ida's Law, after Oklahoma resident Ida Beard, who went missing in 2015. Law enforcement officials still don't know what happened to the woman who was 29 at the time.

    The state liaison and the federal coordinator would work together to navigate complicated jurisdictional boundaries that can often slow down such cases, Dollens said.

    "It's going to be a perfect match," he said. "We're one of 12 states to get a federal coordinator, and it's very much needed. That even validates the need for a state liaison, the fact that President Trump and his administration identified Oklahoma as a high-need state to address this issue."
    Oklahoma legislation seeks to prevent missing, murdered Native Americans
     
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    Wallowing and HighWolf may be two of the thousands of Native American women and girls who have been killed in the US. But the fact that they are relatives means that they are also part of a distinct, yet lesser known group of Indigenous families who have been hit hardest by this crisis.

    It’s very difficult to say exactly how common it is for a Native American family to have more than one immediate relative be found dead in unexplained circumstances, have been murdered or gone missing, as there is no single federal database specifically tracking these crimes.

    Though HighWolf does not know for certain what happened to her loved ones, her suspicions of foul play are not unfounded. Native Americans disappear at twice the per capita rate of white Americans, despite comprising a far smaller population, according to FBI figures. In 2008, research funded by the Department of Justice found Indigenous women who are living on tribal lands are murdered at more than 10 times the national average in some places.

    The Sovereign Bodies Institute recently released a report with Brave Heart Society in which they documented more than 50 instances in the US and Canada in which a missing or murdered Indigenous woman or girl (MMIWG) had a similar case in their immediate family. Many of these cases included daughters and granddaughters of a MMIWG, according to the report.

    In a report released by the Canadian government last summer, its authors estimated as many as 4,000 instances of Indigenous women and girls being killed or going missing in the past 30 years, calling this crisis a “Canadian genocide”. But it also admitted that the exact number will never be known.

    ‘I gotta stay strong’: the Native American families with a legacy of violent deaths
     
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    urisdictional questions between state and Native agencies.

    Asked about the legislation at the Feb. 14 Legislative Focus Luncheon in Tahlequah, State Rep. Matt Meredith, D-Tahlequah, said he had not yet read the bills, but was aware of their bipartisan appeal and anticipated he would support them. Bills are in committees of their house of origin at the Oklahoma Capitol. HB 3892, HB 3893 and HB 2848 are with the House Committee on Public Safety on which Meredith sits. Each committee is considering hundreds of bills.

    There are five measures getting attention from American Indian advocates and Oklahoma media. Three are directed at the problem of missing and murdered Indigenous women and children, and two address the handling of all missing children cases.

    • HB 2847: Creates the Red Alert Act, in which the state Department of Public Safety creates a red alert system for use agencies, law enforcement and media when Indigenous people are reported missing. The person must be confirmed as missing and at risk of abduction for foul play or otherwise in serious danger.

    • HB 2848: Amends the law to add an hour of education and training, including sensitivity instruction, on the issue of missing or murdered Indigenous people to CLEET training of law enforcement officers.

    • HB 3345: Creates new law, to be called “Ida’s Law” in reference to El Reno resident Ida Beard, who disappeared in June 2015. Will create an Office of Liaison for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons. Staffing will likely be determined by funding, but it must include a specialist in missing persons cases. The office will develop protocol and work with law enforcement and other state agencies, assisting with resources and offering guidance and helping to organize training.

    • HB 3892: Amends the law to include language requiring the collection of “detailed” biographical and contact information on all parties, including the reporting party and any alleged suspects, when a person under 18 is believed to have been abducted by a family member.
    Bills would notify public of missing Native women, children
     
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    Remains of Cody Ridge Wolfe, teen missing since 2011, found: family | Regina Leader Post

    This link is in regards to the “Relive Nightmare-Cody Wolfe” article you linked in this post.

    MAY 13
    The family of Cody Ridge Wolfe has confirmed that his remains were found last week, putting an end to nine years of searching for the missing teen.
     
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    Beautiful. Lovely. A picture says a thousand words. I see the love and care these mothers show their children by their touch, their clothing adorned with beading and feathers. Breathtaking. I’m so proud Native American blood runs through me.
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    Of course I still don't know how to link on a dang Chromebook no matter how many people show me.

    However, reading some old threads I came upon one that I think would belong here.

    It's in the Forum "Crimes That Spotlight Children". It's back in 2008. Three young girls were found dead in Wyoming. In a trailer. It mentions two boys from the Wind River Reservation were charged, but never goes on to say what happened to these lovely young ladies.

    I dug in and it was found by tox screen it was a methadone overdose. The boys gave the girls grandmom's methadone.

    RIP Ohetica Win "Elyxis" Gardner, Alex White Plume, and Winter Rose Thomas. I'm sorry it took everyone so long to investigate your murders. Because you were teens? Perhaps you got a bad mark at school therefore judged? IMO because you are Native American Girls.
     
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