Legislature works to address crisis of missing, murdered Indigenous people | Politics

JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature held multiple hearings Monday and Tuesday on a public safety crisis impacting all Alaskans — the high rate of murdered and missing Indigenous people (MMIP).

According to the National Institute of Justice, 84.3% of Alaska Native and American Indian women experience violence in their lifetime, and Alaska ranked fourth in the nation for highest MMIP cases in 2018. Alaska Native people also are disproportionately incarcerated and in foster care.

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This reporting from the State Capitol was made possible by the Alaska Center for Excellence in Journalism’s Legislative Reporter Exchange. Alaska news outlets, please contact Gary Black at 907-459-7504 or to republish this story.

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