When 22-year-old Gabby Petito disappeared in September 2021 there was national and international media coverage, and rightly so. However, when her body was found in Wyoming it brought into sharp relief the 715 indigenous people, 466 who were women, who went missing in Wyoming a decade before Gabby who received little, if any, attention in the news or on social media.
Laura wants to help change this. In this episode Laura interviews Cara Chambers, Director of the Division of Victim Services at the Office of the Attorney General of Wyoming and Dr Emily Grant Senior Research Scientist at the University of Wyoming. Both Cara and Dr Emily work on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Task Force in Wyoming.
We spotlight the findings from the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Wyoming State-wide report authored by Dr Emily Grant. Laura highlights a hot spot in the report which warrants further investigation, and discusses a number of cases including 23-year-old Jade Wagon who was killed on January 21 2020 one year after her sister, Jocelyn Watt and her fiancé, Rudy Perez were murdered on January 5 2019, and; 28 year old Dawn Michelle Day who was discovered floating in a Fremont County waterway in Wyoming on 21 July 2012. You won’t want to miss this important conversation.
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Dr Emily Grant’s Report
National Indigenous Women’s Resource Centre
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