How prejudice affects official search for missing Indigenous women, other women of color
PBS – While Gabby Petito’s death has captured national attention, tens of thousands of people are reported missing or murdered every year in the U.S. Native women are murdered at rates 10 times the national average. In Wyoming alone, 710 indigenous people were reported missing from 2011 to 2020. Amna Nawaz discusses those statistics with Abigail Echo-Hawk, director of the Urban Indian Health Institute.
By Amna Nawaz & Claire Mufson
September 27, 2021