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We have not forgotten

We Have Not Forgotten
We Have Not Forgotten(KTVF)
Published: Dec. 9, 2021 at 5:12 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Hosted by the Fairbanks Native Association (FNA), a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Rally will be held tomorrow, Friday, December 10, at the J.P. Jones Center from Noon to 1:30 p.m.  Masks are required.

The rally will honor and remember missing and murdered Indigenous people of Alaska. The families of four recent cases, Frank Minano, Debbie Nictune, Doren Sanford, and Willis Derendoff will attend and local law enforcement will give updates on those cases.

According to the Alaska State Troopers missing database, there are 85 local cases since 1974. Many of those missing are Alaska Natives, noted Shirley Lee, FNA Justice Director.

“We are holding this rally so people don’t forget,” said Lee.  “We want to keep these cases in the public eye.”

If you have any information on any of the cases, FNA encourage you to contact the Alaska State Trooper’s anonymous text tip line. Text to 847411. Then type in AKTIPS. You can say you have information and would like a call, or you can send your information via text.  Remember, this is anonymous.

“We know somebody out there knows something,” states FNA Executive Director, Steve Ginnis.  “If you know something, say something.”

For more information about tomorrow’s rally, contact FNA Justice Director, Shirley Lee, at slee@fairbanksnative.org or by phone (907) 452-1648, extension 6033.

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