Murdered, missing and mysterious deaths of Native girls and women on or near the Yakama Reservation and in urban areas:
More than 40 people stood on a slushy sidewalk in Toppenish in remembrance of the Indigenous people who have been murdered or have gone missing on and around the 1.3-million-acre Yakama Reservation over decades.
A former Nez Perce police chief has been selected to serve as the Washington state coordinator for cases involving missing and murdered indigenous people.
Two bills addressing murdered and missing Indigenous women co-sponsored by Washington lawmakers have been signed into law.
Friday marked two years to the day that Rosenda Sophia Strong, a 31-year-old mother of four, left her sister’s home in Toppenish, never to be seen alive again.
MINNEAPOLIS — Ivanka Trump and Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt visited a Minneapolis suburb on Monday to open an office dedicated to investigating cold cases involving missing and murdered Indigenous peoples.
TOPPENISH — Cissy Strong Reyes has organized several events to remember her younger sister, Rosenda Sophia Strong. Reyes often greeted many who came with a hug and a little close conversation.
TOPPENISH — A small gathering to remember a Native woman who was murdered is scheduled Sunday, a year to the day after remains found earlier in the month were identified as hers.
Though they have a name, state law enforcement officials can’t hire the person chosen as a tribal liaison in Eastern Washington because of a hiring freeze due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Yakima City Council will acknowledge the county’s missing people and the toll on the loved ones who continue to search for them on Tuesday.
In late May 1984, a little boy went missing on the Yakama Reservation.
A year ago Tuesday, dozens of people gathered at Old Timers Plaza in Toppenish before walking to the Yakama Nation Tribal School for more activities honoring missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.
Police in Idaho and a family in Toppenish are asking the public for help in locating a missing teen.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Legislation to combat the epidemic of murdered and missing indigenous women cleared two big hurdles in Congress on Wednesday.
A new fund at the Yakima Valley Community Foundation will support the work of a Yakama advocate for missing and murdered indigenous women as she seeks justice and healing for families and communities.
TOPPENISH — As more than a dozen relatives and friends of Rosenda Sophia Strong gathered Saturday for photos at new murals near Yakamart honoring missing and murdered indigenous women and men, others slowly drove by for a closer look.
In the nearly four years since Felina Blanch Metsker was reported missing, family and friends of the young Yakama mother watched and waited for answers in her disappearance and death.
TOPPENISH — Like several other tribal leaders attending a summit Monday on missing and murdered indigenous women, Jill-Marie Gavin had come from a distance.