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Missing and Murdered Indigneous Women

Marchers in Lame Deer on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in southeastern Montana, January 9, 2018.
Kayla Desroches / Yellowstone Public Radio

Roughly 70 people gathered in Lame Deer Wednesday on what would’ve been Henny Scott’s 15th birthday.

Scott’s body was found late last month just outside her community on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in southeastern Montana. She is one of many indigenous women and girls who have gone missing across North America in recent years.

A sign commemorating Henny Scott at her funeral Saturday
Kayla Desroches

Just two weeks after a U.S. Senate hearing on missing and murdered indigenous women, the body of 14-year-old Henny Scott was found on the Northern Cheyenne reservation in Southeast Montana.

She was one of countless indigenous women and girls who have gone missing in cities and rural communities across the United States and Canada. Many have not been found.

Sign saying "Welcome to Blackfeet Indian Country."
Will Marlow (CC-BY-NC-2)


Federal agents say human remains have been found on the Blackfeet Indian reservation in northwestern Montana where a woman was reported missing last year.

Kimberly Loring HeavyRunner testifies about missing and murdered indigenous women during a U.S. Senate committee hearing, December 12, 2018.
Courtesy Sen. Tester's office.

Three Indigenous women testified at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday to share stories of personal loss and profound frustration with a legal system that they say has essentially abandoned them.