Local activist Lisa Tiger’s world changed overnight in 2007 when she received a phone call telling her that her 18-year-old daughter, Shelleigh Poor Bear, had been murdered by her boyfriend. That boyfriend, who was convicted in the case in 2009, had planned the kidnapping of Poor Bear, a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe, for […]
Two senators reintroduced a bill Monday that aims to strengthen protections for Native American women, who face above-average rates of murder, violence and kidnapping. It’s an effort that their former colleague Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., began, but which was derailed virtually single-handedly by a retiring House Republican, former House Judiciary Chairman Robert Goodlatte, R-Va. READ MORE.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- In this week’s edition of Eye on New Mexico, Colton Shone discussed the crisis of murdered and missing Native American women. According to a report by the Urban Indian Health Institute, 78 Native American women have been reported missing in New Mexico since 1956. Cheyenne Antonio, a sex trafficking project coordinator for the […]