Montana: Determined Native Woman Gives Back-Families of MMIP Via Forensics


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.”

You can read the rest of the story by clicking here. Kelsey Vlamis (Business Insider)

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