Cheryl Horn is an advocate for missing or murdered indigenous women in her home state of Montana and around the nation. Horn has created an online community to spread awareness and information about the many missing indigenous women in Montana. While indigenous people represent less than seven percent of Montana's population, they represent, on average, 26 percent of active missing peoples cases in the state.
Cheryl Horn looks out over the city of Billings, standing for a portrait along the bluff that overlooks the city and not far from the location where her niece Tristan Gray was killed in a hit-and-run in 2018, a year before Gray’s sister Selena Not Afraid went missing. “I had already been through this. I already knew there wasn’t anything to help me,” Cheryl Horn said, remembering when they learned that her niece Selena Not Afraid had gone missing. “And the only thing that helped me before was social media.” Photographed for USA Today's Women of the Year