Missing and murdered: America’s forgotten native girls

The Documentary Podcast

By BBC World Service

Missing and murdered: America’s forgotten native girls

Tuesday, 3 November

Native American women are trafficked, murdered and raped at five to ten times the national rate of other American women. The figures are gruelling. Each year, hundreds of girls and women go missing. Many end up dead. A complex system of tribal, state and federal law means many of these women are often failed by law enforcement when it comes to investigating their disappearances. LeAndra Nephin, from the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, tells the story of America’s forgotten native girls, and how a new generation of warrior women is fighting back against abuse. Developed from a story outline by Melissa Olson.
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