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Group walks miles to remember missing Native American women

Posted at 4:04 PM, Oct 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-27 19:04:08-04

A more than 100-mile (160-kilometer) walk along a Navajo Nation highway that sought to raise awareness of domestic violence, and cases of missing and murdered women and girls has left organizers hoping the trek spurs more discussion.

The annual walk from Window Rock, Arizona, to Shiprock, New Mexico, this month was the ninth organized by a local father and son who aim to bring attention to social issues on the Navajo Nation through the event.
The Farmington Daily Times reports that the walk began Oct. 13 at Veterans Memorial Park in Window Rock and ended Oct. 20 in Shiprock.
And while the journey's focus centered on the high volume of cases in Indian Country overall, it was specifically dedicated to Ashlynne Mike, an 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped and killed in New Mexico in May 2016.