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.
TOPPENISH — Family and friends of missing and murdered Indigenous people will gather Wednesday to remember and honor them.
A state high school track champion who runs for missing and murdered Indigenous women has signed a national letter of intent to compete for the University of Washington.
Caroline Looney stood with six others on the morning of Sept. 3 to honor two men whose remains had been found nearby a few weeks earlier.
A lawmaker from the Yakima Valley is urging federal authorities open a cold case task force office in Central Washington focused on missing and murdered Indigenous people.
After working for the Spokane Tribe of Indians for more than 20 years, Dawn Pullin has a new job.
A leader in the Spokane Tribe has been hired by Washington State Patrol as its first Eastern Washington tribal liaison, one of two positions created to help address the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
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.
Unanimous passage Monday by the U.S. House of Representatives sends two bills addressing the missing and murdered Indigenous women crisis to President Donald Trump for his signature.
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.
A letter to leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives urges action on legislation to address the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women before Congress breaks for its August recess.
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.