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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women 5 – Kristen Millares Young’s Investigative Article

March 28, 2019 - 8:40 pm

Misty Upham was a successful indigenous actress from the Blackfeet Nation, winning roles alongside stars like Benicio Del Torro in the Cannes Film Festival acclaimed Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian, and Ewan MacGregor in August: Osage county.  Misty Upham also went missing on October 5th 2014.  Her body was found in Auburn, Washington by her friends and family eleven days later.

Kristen Millares Young is a freelance journalist for the Washington Post and the current prose writer in residence at Hugo House.  Millares Young wrote an investigative article for the Guardian about Misty Upham’s case in 2015.  SHe shared what she came away with in an interview with Jim Cantu for KVRU LPFM Radio.

Photo Credit to Natalie Shields

Special thanks to Jesse Callahan for help with editing this story