The Billings Gazette has continued to examine one of the most urgent issues in Montana and our region — missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.

In Montana, Native Americans are just 6.7% of the total population, but make up 26% of missing persons cases.

The problem has persisted for generations, and many of the cases remain unsolved. The causes are numerous and complex, and any lasting solutions have been elusive.

The Gazette is exploring the reasons the crisis has persisted and what can be done about it. 

And, we need your help. We welcome your tips, suggestions and feedback at billingsgazette.com/mmiwtips.

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