One determined and bright young native woman is set on helping families in their hunt for Missing and Murdered Indigenous People. She has a personal reason to do so. (read below)
A Native woman launched a forensics nonprofit to address missing and murdered Indigenous people after her relative went missing and was never found.
- Haley Omeasoo became a forensic anthropologist to help the families of missing and murdered Indigenous people.
- She saw the problem firsthand growing up on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana.
- She hopes to open a dedicated lab tribes in Montana can use to investigate MMIP cases.
“In the Blackfoot language, “ohkomi” means “to use one’s voice.”
When Haley Omeasoo used her forensics expertise to launch a nonprofit aimed at assisting the families of missing and murdered Indigenous people , the name Ohkomi Forensics seemed fitting.”