Sen. Daines urges hearing on missing and murdered indigenous women

Posted at 8:57 PM, Sep 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-24 22:57:42-04

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) is urging the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to have a hearing about missing and murdered indigenous women.

Daines sent a letter concerning the subject to the committee this week.

Ashley Loring HeavyRunner, Roylynn Rides Horse, and Hanna Harris are just a few names of missing and murdered indigenous women in Montana.

The letter states the people who go missing on reservations often go unreported. If they are reported, there is a high volume of cold cases that are never resolved.

Daines wrote they must do everything in their power to help with the crisis and holding a formal discussion is the next step.

He urged the committee to have the hearing in early October.

-Margaret DeMarco reporting for MTN