Cherokee Nation is raising awareness about the crisis of Missing or Murdered Indigenous People.

In this country, there are too many cases of Murdered or Missing Indigenous People, including Cherokee Nation citizens.

We have expanded our ONE Fire Victim Services office. We have added more marshals and prosecutors. Cherokee Nation hired a full-time investigator to work exclusively on MMIP cases.

In 2016, some 5,712 reports of missing indigenous women and girls were filed, according to the National Crime Information Center.

However, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (a program of the US Department of Justice) only logged 116 — or 2 percent — of those cases.

For tips or information on MMIP cases call 918-207-3800.
For help with MMIP case awareness email communications@cherokee.org

Cherokee MMIP Cases

  • Riley Samuel Rose MMIP
    Riley Rose is a Cherokee citizen from Sallisaw missing since 1969.
  • Sammie Henson
    Sammie Brian Henson is a Cherokee citizen from Tahlequah missing since 2018.
  • Sharon Walters MMIP
    Sharon Walters is a Cherokee citizen from Hulbert. The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service and ATF are investigating her death in a house fire in June 2020.
  • Stephan Adams MMIP
    Stephan Adams is a Cherokee citizen last seen in Tahlequah in 2004.
  • Trey Glass MMIP
    Trey Glass is a Cherokee citizen from Delaware County missing since Dec. 15, 2023.