Friends, family of Ashley Loring gather in Browning for 2nd annual Ashley’s Walk

Posted at 3:26 PM, Jun 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-08 17:27:44-04

BROWNING – Family and friends came together in Browning Saturday afternoon to honor a woman who has been missing for two years.

The second annual Ashley’s Walk was held in remembrance of Ashley Loring HeavyRunner. The walk began at 1 p.m. and was preceded by a tree-planting ceremony at Blackfeet Community College.

Family members say June 8 was the last time anyone heard from Ashley.

Since then, she has become one of the faces of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Movement.

Her sister, Kimberly Loring, told MTN that finding Ashley is about bringing more than just her family together.

“We are all one people,” Kimberly said. “If we have people who are being murdered, then we all need to fight for their justice. We are all important.”

Other families who have loved ones affected by the MMIW crisis joined the Loring family on Saturday.

-Reported by Margaret DeMarco/MTN News