You're Not Forgotten…

This is my new favorite photograph proudly displayed on my iPad. A photograph of a young Native American woman I shot at the recent Reno Women’s March who represents the You’re Not Forgotten movement. A movement that is looking for answers in the murders and disappearances of many Native girls in our country.
At the end of 2017, Native Americans and Alaska Natives made up 1.8 percent of ongoing missing cases in the FBI’s National Crime Information Center database, even though they represent 0.8 percent of the U.S. population. These cases include those lingering and open from year to year, but experts say the figure is low, given that many tribes don’t have access to the database. Native women accounted for more than 0.7 percent of the missing cases — 633 in all — though they represent about 0.4 percent of the U.S. population. #YouAreNotForgotten #NotInvisible
Data Source: Associated Press