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"My sisters were both loved": Petito case highlights much-needed change for Wyoming's missing and murdered Indigenous women

Photos of just some of the missing and murdered Indigenous people in Wyoming
Courtesy of Tianna Wagon and Erica Lamebear
L-R: Jocelyn Watt and Rudy Perez, Tyler Lamebear, Jade Wagon

Last month, Gabby Petito was found dead in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Her case received immense media coverage. That sparked conversations throughout Indian Country regarding missing and murdered Indigenous women's cases and their comparative lack of coverage.

Enrolled Eastern Shoshone Tribal member and Wyoming Public Radio reporter Signa McAdams sat down with Wind River Reservation's Tianna Wagon and Erica Lamebear to share a meal and talk about how this discrepancy felt looking back on the loss of their own family members.

Signa McAdams is an enrolled member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and from the Wind River Indian Reservation.
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