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Missing and Murdered: No One Knows How Many Native Women Have Disappeared from Indian Country Today Media Network, 04/11/2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

img-icon-newsUnlike Canada, where indigenous leaders and advocates have pressured the government to begin to confirm the numbers of missing and murdered indigenous women, the U.S. has done little to address the issue.

Although the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) have helped bring attention to this high rate of violence and have begun to address gaps in law enforcement for tribes and federal authorities, there is no comprehensive data collection system regarding the number of missing and murdered women in Indian country.

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