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Commentary: Native American males matter too, Senator Heitkamp

Senator Heidi Heitkamp speaks on the Senate floor in favor of Savanna's Act, which is legislation she named after Fargo murder victim Savanna La-Fountaine-Greywind.

With the 2018 election cycle already in full swing it is perhaps not surprising that Senator Heidi Heitkamp is grandstanding on legislation she has named after Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, a Fargo resident and Spirit Lake Sioux tribal member who was abducted and murdered earlier this year.

I’m not necessarily arguing against the efficacy of the policy Heitkamp is proposing. It may well prove to be good reform. I look forward to a thorough debate over the reforms.

My complaint is that Heitkamp’s posturing around the legislation has more to do with her desire to get re-elected than sound legal reform.

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