California's New Feather Alert System Aims to Help Find Missing Indigenous People

California is introducing a new alert called a “Feather Alert.”

It’s similar to an Amber Alert and it means drivers will now see information about missing indigenous people on Caltrans signs on freeways and highways statewide.

For Kathy Chavez Napoli, a local Native American woman, the Feather Alert is long in coming.

As a member of the Maidu tribe of the Susanville Indian Rancheria, Napoli is relieved the state finally has a feather alert.

That way, Napoli said the entire state can find out about missing native women, just as fast as word spread about Lacy Peterson’s disappearance, and Gabby Petito.

“We can all agree that all

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