‘The land cries out’: Family members of missing, murdered Indigenous people share stories

A year after the Washington State Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and People (MMIWP) Task Force held its first meetings, the task force’s inaugural summit took place, providing a platform for Indigenous voices, a look back on the successes of the previous year, and a vision of what work still needs to be done.

Presented by the Puyallup Tribe of Indians and the Attorney General Office of Washington, the summit took place Dec. 14-16 at the Emerald Queen Hotel and Casino in Tacoma.

The Washington State MMIWP Task Force was formed in May 2021 by the Washington State Attorney General Office (AGO) in order to “assess systemic causes behind

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