Capitol rally held in support of investigating missing Alaska Natives

Adorned with red handprints across their mouths and carrying signs bearing the faces of the missing, hundreds gathered last Thursday at the Capitol in Juneau.

Elected officials and Alaska Native dignitaries spoke before a solemn crowd amid flags bearing the red hand symbolizing the missing and murdered Indigenous persons awareness movement. The rally was held on Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day.

“I think the turnout was great. The message was shared across the state. … It’s gaining more attention on national levels through political streams,” said Jamiann Hasselquist, who t...

 

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