Savanna's Act passes Senate, out of House committee
Last updated 3/13/2020 at 11:55am
Staff and wire report
Montana’s U.S. senators and several grassroots organizations praised the unanimous Senate passage Thursday of legislation to help prevent and reduce murdered and missing Indigenous women.
Savanna’s Act is named after Savanna Greywind, a pregnant 22-year-old North Dakota woman and member of the Spirit Lake Nation, who was brutally murdered in 2017. Savanna’s Act passed the Senate in 2018, but was blocked in the House. As Section 2 of Savanna’s Act notes, Indigenous women face more violence than any other group. According to the National Institute of Justice, a...