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MT Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force approves legislature report

Posted at 6:55 AM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 09:42:32-04

HELENA — The Montana Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force has approved a report to be sent to the state legislature.

The document gathered information from previous years beginning with the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Movement to a 2020 Montana data analysis project detailing Native Americans are disproportionately represented among those missing.

The task force hopes to use this report to improve reporting and reduce missing, Indigenous persons in Montana. The task force also hopes to release a website with a notification form to report missing persons.

The Montana Missing Persons Specialist reports that as of Aug. 12, 2020, there are 180 active missing persons cases in the state. Forty-four of them are indigenous and out of the 44, 16 have been missing for over a year.

Click here to view the full report.