Students and activists fight for no more stolen sisters | Arizona …

Hannah Throssell, Miss Native American UA First Attendant, holds one of her 2018 Phoenix Women’s March posters. Advocacy groups for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women led the marches in Seattle and Phoenix. (Photo by: Jessica Suriano/ Arizona Sonora News Service)

While many people first heard about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women movement at this year’s women’s marches, Eve Reyes-Aguirre was exposed to it years ago.

Reyes-Aguirre, an Izkaloteka woman living in Phoenix, lost her 16-year-old cousin in September 2001 to a domestic violence murder in a motel room in Amarillo, Texas. Her cousin’s 23-year-old boyfriend at the time, the suspected killer, has been on the run from law enforcement ever since.

Now a mother and an activist, Reyes-Aguirre is running for the Arizona Senate with the Green Party — motivated by her cousin’s death and her experiences with the Missing

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