She follows her grandmother as Sheridan Rodeo Queen, but it’s her cousin Hanna’s story that drives her whole family.
In the years 2017-2019 6000 indigenous people disappeared in Montana.
Ms. Conner, her family, and her community lobbied the former Governor of MT Gov. Steve Bullock. Hanna’s Act, now law in MT, speeds up investigations and searches on the reservation with funding from the state’s justice department.
Shayla Conner is using her platform as a rodeo queen to bring attention to missing and murdered Indigenous people