The state of Alaska released its first-ever list of missing Alaska Natives and Native Americans. The list also includes basic details about each case, including whether or not it’s suspicious. The report includes 280 names going back to 1960. It’s part of the state’s efforts to address the disproportionate percentage of Native people among missing persons cases. Meanwhile, two years after Oklahoma passed a law to address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives, the effort remains largely unfunded. We’ll assess how some specific programs are progressing after a high profile push to address law enforcement disparities.
Charlene Aqpik Apok (Inupiaq), executive director of Data for Indigenous Justice
LaRenda Morgan (Cheyenne and Arapaho), cousin of Ida Beard and advocate for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Break 1 Music: Red Dress (feat. Chantal Kreviazuk) (song) Amanda Rheaume (artist) Red Dress (feat. Chantal Kreviazuk) (single)
Break 2 Music: Memory Lane (song) Nitanis “Kit” Largo (artist) Serenity (album)