North Dakota Sen. Heitkamp on 'Savanna's Act'

A memorial is set up at the Fargo apartment building where Greywind lived.
A small memorial is set up at the front door of the Fargo apartment building where 22-year-old Savanna Greywind lived on Monday August 28, 2017.
Dan Gunderson | MPR News

MPR News host Tom Weber talked with North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp about her legislation to address the problem of missing and murdered Native American women and girls.

The bill is named "Savanna's Act," after Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, the native woman from Fargo who was eight months pregnant when she was murdered.

Heitkamp is concerned that last year North Dakota had 125 reported cases of missing Native women, according to the National Crime Information Center. More than 5,700 were reported missing nationwide.

To listen to their conversation click the audio player above.

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