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A conversation with Oregon’s first Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Coordinator

Native Americans are more than twice as likely to experience violent crimes compared to all other races in the U.S. In Oregon, there are at least 19 unsolved cases of missing or murdered Indigenous people. And now, a national program created through the Department of Justice is trying to address the problem with tribal outreach and data research. OPB spoke with Cedar Wilkie Gillette, the state's first appointed Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Coordinator, to find out more.





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