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White Nationalist Arrested and Charged in Hit-and-Run Killing of Mika Westwolf

HeadlineOct 26, 2023

In Montana, a white nationalist has been charged with vehicular homicide in the March hit-and-run killing of Mika Westwolf, a 22-year-old woman and member of the Blackfeet Tribe. Twenty-eight-year-old Sunny White, whose children are named Aryan and Nation, also faces drug possession and child endangerment charges. Her children were reportedly in the car at the time of the crash. White was released from jail on Sunday after she posted bond. Speaking to Democracy Now!, Mika Westwolf’s mother, Carissa Heavy Runner, called the arrest a “bittersweet moment” for the family and for the campaign for missing and murdered Indigenous women — after prosecutors took months to bring charges.

Carissa Heavy Runner: “We just want the system to administer justice impartially, without favor or bias, and that race is not a factor in following the rule of law. People who commit crimes need to be punished in accordance with the laws they have broken. In this case, this person killed my daughter. She was only 22 years old, and she was taken away too soon.”

Click here to see our coverage of Mika Westwolf’s killing.

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