Arizona Committee On Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women Releases Final Report, Dozens Of Recommendations

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 2:37pm

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Indigenous woman led the 2019 Phoenix Women
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Indigenous woman led the 2019 Phoenix Women's March, where they advocated for their missing and murdered Native sisters.

The epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls has become a focal point for many Arizona lawmakers.

Last year, they formed a study committee on it and committed to diving deep into the root causes and systemic challenges that contribute to the problem in the state.

This week, after nearly a year of in-depth research, they came out with their final report — including a long list of recommendations to address what they call a  crisis. 

The Show spoke about what they found with Arizona Sen. Victoria Steele, who ran unopposed in her race one Tuesday. Steele says from the beginning, the committee took a culturally sensitive approach — and it paid off.

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