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June 17, 2021: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives; Western Conservative Summit Returns

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Courtesy of Gregg Deal
Gregg Deal, Pyramid Lake Paiute artist and activist, painted the mural, “Take Back The Power,” that overlooks downtown Colorado Springs in 2020. Deal painted the red handprint to call attention to the high rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and LGBTQ people.

The national spotlight on missing and murdered Indigenous women is growing, and in Colorado a grassroots effort is working to prevent violence, support victims, and add nuance to the conversation surrounding the high rates of violence Indigenous people face. Then, the Western Conservative Summit returns to Denver this weekend. And, the new owners of the Gunnison Country Times think local news plays a role state and national outlets can't fill. Plus, a Ride the Rockies bicyclist returns after a horrific accident.