Despite past reforms, Native American women face high rates of crime

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Despite past reforms, Native American women face high rates of crime

Roxanne White, whose aunt was murdered in 1996, sings and drums a women’s warrior and honor song created for missing and murdered indigenous women, before joining a search in Valier, Mont., in July for Ashley HeavyRunner Loring, who disappeared last year from the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in northwestern Montana. For many in Native American communities across the nation, the problem of missing and murdered women is deeply personal.

Despite past reforms, Native American women face high rates of crime

Roxanne White, whose aunt was murdered in 1996, sings and drums a women’s warrior and honor song created for missing and murdered indigenous women, before joining a search in Valier, Mont., in July for Ashley HeavyRunner Loring, who disappeared last year from the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in northwestern Montana. For many in Native American communities across the nation, the problem of missing and murdered women is deeply personal.
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