A special forum focusing on missing and murdered indigenous women is planned in Yakima later this month. Eastern Washington University's Eastern Edge Community plans a forum in Yakima April 28 at the Yakima Convention Center from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

94.5 KATS logo
Get our free mobile app

THE EVENT INCLUDES A PANEL DISCUSSION OF EXPERTS

School officials say the event called Indigenous & Endangered: The Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Persons Crisis will feature a panel discussion with local and regional authorities and experts. They say the discussion will explore a variety of topics including exploring the "intersection of tribal sovereignty with government and community partners, and their challenges when collaborating to address one of the biggest issues of our time: missing and murdered indigenous women and persons."

KEEPING FAMILIES SAFE IS THE AIM OF EVERYONE INVOLVED

Keeping families safe is a common goal and officials from the school, tribal leaders, law enforcement and community partners will reveal the innovative ways they're trying to do that in the state.

LOTS OF EXPERTS ON THE DISCUSSION PANEL

•Co-moderators: Robyn Pebeahsy and Lucy Smartlowit, Peacekeeper Society & War Cry Podcast
•Annie Forsman-Adams, Washington State MMIWP Task Force
•Margo Hill ’08, EWUAssociate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning
•DawnPullin, Washington State Patrol
•Cheri Kilty, YWCA Yakima•Cissy Strong Reyes, Family Member
•Lila Whitefoot, Family Member

LOOK: The biggest scams today and how you can protect yourself from them

Using data from the BBB Scam Tracker Annual Risk Report, Stacker identified the most common and costly types of scams in 2022.

LOOK: Famous Historic Homes in Every State

LOOK: The most popular biblical baby names

To determine the most popular biblical baby names, Stacker consulted the name origin site Behind the Name and the Social Security Administration's baby names database then ranked the top 50 names from Behind the Name's Biblical Names origins list of 564 names, based on how many babies had been given these names in 2019. Click through to find out which biblical names have stood the test of time.