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House approves McCabe bill to help find missing Native American women

 

February 14, 2018

Contributed: Earth-Feather Sovereign.

BILL HELPS IDENTIFY: Rep. Gina McCabe (left) and Earth-Feather Sovereign (right).

A bill that would help identify missing Native American women unanimously passed the state House today.

House Bill 2951 would require the Washington State Patrol (WSP) to work with tribal law enforcement and the Governor's Office of Indian Affairs to conduct a study to increase state resources for reporting and identifying missing Native American women throughout Washington state.

The bill's sponsor, Rep. Gina McCabe, says the recently released film "Wind River" inspired her to dive deeper into the issue.

"The more I looked into it and the more I spoke to tribal members living in Washington, I realized this isn't just some Hollywood story line," said McCabe, R-Goldendale. "There's virtual...



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