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Ashley Loring HeavyRunner has been missing for one year.
Her family still wants answers and prays for her safe return.
Unfortunately, many Native American families can share similar stories.
In an effort to combat this violence, a bill was passed by the US Senate based on the need for more awareness regarding missing and murdered native women and girls.

This bill has sparked a movement throughout both the state and the country.
Originally the bill was to honor the memory of Hanna Harris, a member of the Northern Cheyenne tribe who was murdered in July 2013.
As more stories come to light, statistics show the violence is growing.

"We have a lot of missing sisters that are missing every day and we need to find these women we need to bring them home we need to bring justice for the families," said Jenna Loring, Ashley's aunt.

Since Ashley's disappearance, the FBI has taken over the case.
Also joining the cause by raising awareness is the Native American Student Group at Great Falls College MSU. 
Members tell us every native family has a story about someone they know going missing.

May 3rd at 3 pm they invite the community to a short film screening on campus.
The film, created by two indigenous filmmakers, highlights the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women. 
It is titled "When they were here." 

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