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.
Native American women and children go missing at an alarming rate in Montana, and their families and investigators can spend years searching for them, sometimes to no avail.
The relative silence over the disappearance of two Native American women was Deborah Maytubee-Shipman’s call to action.
Local firefighters, game wardens, and families of other victims often are the leaders in making inroads on missing, murdered Native people cases, panelists in Red Lodge said Tuesday.
In Montana, Native Americans are nearly four times more likely to be victims of homicide than the general population, but a lack of available,…
Several bills aiming to combat the crisis of missing Native Americans in Montana are now on the books, after members of the Montana Legislatur…
During moments of doubt and suspicion, Mary Wilson wonders if every passing face could answer the question she cannot let go of.
Maria Campbell believes that honestly examining personal and community histories is essential to healing wounds of trauma and injustice, an en…