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Restoring Justice for Indigenous Peoples

On Wednesday January 5th, Nick Patterson’s immediate family members, tribal leaders, community leadership, and Missing & Murdered Indigenous Relatives advocates & allies gathered for justice. Pit River, Redding Rancheria and Northern California tribal members gathered at the Redding Federal Building, 2986 Bechelli Ln Redding. The rally included family members of Nick Patterson, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (MMIR) advocates, local tribal leaders, advocates and allies will be gathering at the Redding Federal Building, 2986 Bechelli Ln Redding California.

Speakers included Chairman Jack Potter of Redding Rancheria, Lynette Craig, Nick's Mom, Laura Seal, Nick’s Grandmother, family members and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women advocates. Patterson’s Aunt, Lisa Craig stated, "It feels good to have support, but you also feel the other end of emotion, in pain," She continued, "To this day, we still don't know, still don't have an answer, so we've had a lot of stories but no answers.”

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Nicholas “Nick” Patterson, Pit River tribal member has been missing for two years. He was last seen in Hat Creek, California. The last confirmed sighting of him was January 5, 2020. The reward for information leading to “Bringing Nick Home” has been increased to $20,000. 

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives advocates along with Restoring Justice for Indigenous Peoples, have contacted the Department of Native American Affairs, California Department of Justice and will be following up with a formal request to meet with Nick’s family, Pit River tribal representatives, and Redding Rancheria tribal representatives.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Nick Patterson, please contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department at 530-245-6540. Reference case # 20S001018

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