The family of Ashley Loring HeavyRunner (Blackfeet) are desperate for information about the 21-year-old. She was last seen in June in Browning Montana. Also, family members of Olivia Lone Bear are offering a reward for information after the 33-year-old mother of five went missing from the Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation in October. The two recent cases are a reminder of what advocates say is a serious issue. Canada has made strides in confronting the problem of missing and murdered Indigenous women. But there remain gaps in information and solutions about Native American women.
If you have any information on the disappearance of Ashley Loring HeavyRunner please call:
Blackfeet Tribal police: 406-338-4000, Homeland Security: 406-450-1922, or Glacier Co. Sheriff’s office: 406-873-2711
If you have any information about the disappearance of Olivia Lone Bear please call MHA police at 701-627-6141 or leave an anonymous tip on 701-595-3114
Caroline LaPorte (immediate descendant of Little River Band of Ottawa Indians) – senior Native affairs policy advisor for the Strong Hearts Native Help Line and the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
Annita Lucchesi (Southern Cheyenne descendant) PhD student at University of Lethbridge
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