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Marita Growing Thunder

A piece of legislation intended to aid the investigation of missing indigenous people stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday, but supporters aren’t giving up just yet.

Marita Growing Thunder (right) and an un-named person walking across the Flathead Reservation to raise awareness of missing and murdered indiginous women, March 28, 2019.
Nick Mott / Montana Public Radio

Advocates of missing and murdered indigenous women set off on a four-day trek in northwest Montana Thursday to raise awareness for the disproportionate rates of violence against Native women and girls. 

On asphalt and mud, grass and gravel, they walk.

People share their stories and call for action on behalf of their missing loved-ones during a Jan. 19 vigil for missing and murdered Indigenous women in Missoula, MT.
Josh Burnham / Montana Public Radio

Advocates for missing and murdered indigenous women will walk the length of the Flathead Reservation starting Thursday, March 28.

It’s the third year of the walk and this time it’s in honor of Jermain Charlo, who’s been missing for more than nine months.

Marita Growing Thunder (right) walks along Hillside Rd in honor  of missing and murdered indigenous women on March 27. Tuesday was day three of a four day 80 mile walk.
Nicky Ouellet

A young artist and activist is wrapping up a four-day walk across the Flathead reservation Thursday to bring attention to violence against Native American women.