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USDOJ officials speak to MMIWG issue during visit to Nome

Official from the U.S. Department of Justice discussed MMIWG/MMIP issues during a visit to Nome.
Official from the U.S. Department of Justice discussed MMIWG/MMIP issues during a visit to Nome. Photo by KJ McElwee/KNOM

Leading up to the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on May 5, three representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice visited Nome to listen to the community and to share the work the federal government is doing to help stop the crisis.

KNOM’s Greg Knight reports:

Image at top: U.S. Department of Justice officials (front, from left) E. Bryan Wilson, Ingrid Cumberlidge and Karen Vandergaw discussed the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls with KNOM news reporter Greg Knight during a visit to Nome on May 5, 2023. Photo by KJ McElwee, KNOM.

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