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Courtesy of Meskee Yanabah Yatsayte / Navajo Nation Missing Persons Updates

In response to advocates who say the Navajo Nation isn’t doing enough to help families looking for missing loved ones, the nation recently announced plans to improve missing persons investigations. 

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Courtesy Jolene Holgate/Missing and Murdered Dine Relatives Co-coordinator

Navajo Nation officials are working to increase efforts to track the number of tribal members who are missing and murdered, as federal legislation to mandate data collection lags in Congress.

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Nate Hegyi / KUER

Landmark legislation that would address the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women was reintroduced in the U.S. Senate on Monday.

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Office of U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, may try to re-introduce landmark legislation that would address the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women in the U.S.

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U.S. Senate Committee On Indian Affairs

Lawmakers grilled federal law enforcement agencies over their lack of rigorous investigations into missing and murdered indigenous women at a landmark Senate hearing Wednesday.

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Brett Neilson via Wikimedia Commons

The Salt Lake City Police Department has criticized a landmark report released last month that found that more than 500 indigenous women have either gone missing or were murdered in 71 U.S. cities.

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Rocio Hernandez / KUER

Utah is among the top 10 states with the most cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and children, according to a recent report by a Native American health group.

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Courtesy the office of Sen. Jon Tester, D-MT

At least 500 indigenous women have either been murdered or have disappeared from 71 U.S. cities, according to a first-of-its-kind report from a Native American health group.

Nate Hegyi / KUER

The U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee will discuss on Wednesday landmark legislation that aims to address the crisis of missing and murdered women in Indian Country.

On Friday, an intergovernmental organization hosted a hearing in Boulder, Colorado on the ongoing crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women in the U.S. That group faces some of the highest violence and sexual assault rates in the nation.

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Utah police department says its investigation into a woman’s 2009 disappearance remains open but that the case is cold with all leads exhausted and the death of her father-in-law in Washington state doesn’t change the case’s status.

Yet another Indigenous woman has gone missing in the Mountain West.

Jermaine Charlo disappeared near a grocery store in Missoula, Montana last month. The 23-year-old is the 13th native woman to go missing in the state since January.

Provo Police

The family of a missing 26-year-old woman from Mexico is asking the public for help in finding her. Elizabeth Salgado arrived in Utah a month ago to study English in Provo, but hasn’t been heard from in more than a week.