Savanna’s Act Would Fight Indian Country Deaths with Data 

Posted on May 14, 2019 7:03 pm

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U.S. House members re-introduced legislation Tuesday that calls for the Justice Department to review how law enforcement agencies respond to cases of missing and slain Native Americans as the nationwide push to bring more attention to the issue gains momentum. The legislation is named for 22-year-old Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, who went missing while pregnant in 2017 before her body was found in a North Dakota river. Her baby, who Fargo police said had been cut from LaFontaine-Greywind’s womb by a neighbor, survived. Savanna’s Act is among numerous measures that have been introduced at the state and federal level this year to