The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Rep. Dan Newhouse
Fourth District 

Column: Congress must act to end crisis facing Native communities


Last updated 10/24/2019 at 11:50am

Washington’s 4th Congressional District is home to two sovereign tribes, the Yakama Nation in the south and the Colville Tribes in the north. I am proud to represent these strong Native communities in Congress, but there is a crisis affecting not only the Yakama and the Colville but tribes across the nation: missing and murdered indigenous women.

Indigenous women throughout the country face a murder rate ten times higher than the national average, and I have seen firsthand how these injustices affect local communities. There are currently over 100 open cases of missing and murdered indige...

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