Haaland: Petito case a reminder of missing Native Americans


In this Aug. 29, 2017 photo, Missy Jackson, 23, of Minneapolis, attends a prayer circle for Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind at the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s office in St. Paul, Minn. People wore green ribbons to honor Savanna, her favorite color. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland as a former New Mexico congresswoman pushed for a law signed last year to address the crisis of missing, murdered and trafficked Indigenous women. The law, known as Savanna’s Act, is intended to help law enforcement track, solve and prevent crimes against Native Americans, especially women and girls. The law is named for Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, a member of the Spirit Lake tribe who was abducted and killed in 2017 near Fargo, North Dakota. 

In this Aug. 29, 2017 photo, Nicole Matthews, second from right, of Minneapolis and her daughter Kiora Burgess-Matthews, attend a

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