A Descriptive Analysis of Missing and Murdered Native Women and Children in Nebraska, Barriers to Reporting and Investigation, and Recommendations for Improving Access to Justice
This project proposes a new partnership between the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs, which represents the four tribes of Nebraska: Omaha Tribe, Ponca Tribe, Santee Sioux Tribe, and Winnebago Tribe, as well as other Native persons living on and off tribal lands in Nebraska, the Nebraska State Patrol and researchers at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. Investigators are Tara Richards, Ph.D., Emily Wright, Ph.D., and Justin Nix, Ph.D. Two doctoral student research fellows, Alyssa Nystrom and Sheena Gilbert, are also assisting on the project. Read more about this study and view local news coverage.
LB 154 Report
Nebraska Missing Persons Report Data
LB 154 Press Release
Front row, left to right: Dr.Tara Richards, Dr. Emily Wright, Juliette Bobrow with the Omaha Women’s Fund along with (back row, left to right) Tribal Judge William Thorne, NSP Lieutenant Tyler Kroenke and NSP Captain Matt Sutter listen intently at a forum with Ponca community leaders.