The disproportionately high rates of missing and murdered Indigenous people is a nationwide crisis, and experts say Montana is an epicenter. There are at least 189 active missing persons cases in Montana. Of those 60 or 32% are listed as Indigenous though Native Americans comprise 6.7% of the state’s population. Kimberly Dudik & Associates, a Missoula based law firm, has launched a free legal advocacy program to support families of missing or murdered Indigenous people.
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