Wyoming Indian basketball and Montana visitors honor missing teenager

by | Updated Jan 10, 2020 at 11:34AM

Wyoming Indian High School boys and girls basketball teams welcomed teams from Lodge Grass, Montana to Ethete on Thursday evening.

Lodge Grass High School is located on the Crow Reservation, and borders near the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.

Following the two varsity matches, the Lodge Grass teams were invited to an enormous carry-in style meal provided by students, staff members, and community residents.

Teams also paid tribute to 16-year-old Selena Shelley Faye Not Afraid. Not afraid was reported missing on New Year’s Day and has not been found.

The Montana resident was last seen at a rest area on Interstate 90 between Billings and Hardin, leaving a disabled vehicle and walking through a field near the rest area. Authorities from Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota have searched on foot, horseback, air, and K-9.

Not Afriad is 5’9 133 lbs with black hair and brown eyes. She has a scar on her face, near her mouth and a tattoo of a cross on a middle finger. Anyone with information on Not Afraid’s whereabouts should contact their local authorities or the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office at 406-665-9780.

Both teams, boys and girls, wore Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls t-shirts in solidarity to honor the missing girl and help raise awareness about Not Afraid, as well as the #MMIWG epidemic and movement.

For more on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls movement, click here.  

Both Wyoming Indian teams were victorious Wednesday night, the Lady Chiefs beat the Lady Indians 67-50 and the Chiefs kncoked off Lodge Grass 80-70.

Photos used in the story are provided by Aleta Moss.

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