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MMIW Study Committee to meet in Tuba

MMIW Study Committee to meet in Tuba


The Arizona State Legislature’s Study Committee on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will hold its second meeting in Moenkopi, Arizona, Tuesday.

The public is invited and there will be an opportunity to give testimony.

Presentations will be given by Dustin Driscoll of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System; Jolene Holgate of the Missing and Murdered Diné Relatives Forum; and Carey Onsae-Namoki of the Hopi-Tewa Women’s Coalition to End Abuse, according to a press release.

The legislature formed the committee this past summer as a response to the high rate of violence against Native women and girls in the state.

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. MDT (9 a.m. MST) at the Moenkopi Legacy Inn and Suites, 1 Legacy Lane, Moenkopi/Tuba City, Arizona.

The meeting is open to the public, but the committee may go into executive session to hear testimony or receive documents pursuant to state house and senate rules.

Those who need accommodations for physical disability may contact the Chief Clerk’s Office at 602-926-3032 prior to the meeting.

About The Author

Cindy Yurth

Cindy Yurth is the Tséyi' Bureau reporter, covering the Central Agency of the Navajo Nation. Her other beats include agriculture and Arizona state politics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in technical journalism from Colorado State University with a cognate in geology. She has been in the news business since 1980 and with the Navajo Times since 2005, and is the author of “Exploring the Navajo Nation Chapter by Chapter.” She can be reached at


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