Pay it 4ward: Woman credited with leading Navajo Nation missing person updates
Normally, a Pay It 4 reward costs $400, but this week these women say they can’t give back enough.
“She’s amazing, she’s a great role model and I think she deserves it,” Charmaine Jackson said. “I wanted to do something really special for her, our whole group wanted to do something really special for her.”
Meskee Yatsayte leads the Navajo Nation Missing Persons Updates—through her work on social media and in the community, she hopes to reconnect families with those they have lost
“She runs this non-profit organization to help find missing and murdered people in the Navajo area and she’s been doing it on her own for 10 years,” Jackson said.
“She needs amplification for her work and so much appreciation for her work and what she does,” said Pay It 4ward nominee Rebecca Touchin.
So on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, these women called Yatsayte for a “meeting”. But she had no idea what was about to happen.
“We wanted to present you with $400 and that’s it for your work,” Jackson said. “For all your hard work, you are an angel, thank you so much for doing the work for us.”
After receiving gift after gift, she was overwhelmed with gratitude.
“It’s beautiful, thank you,” Yatsayte said.
It was hugs all around.
“Through the cities to our First Nations tribes, it’s heartbreaking, but it takes a lot of us women and a lot of us to do what we do, and we did it. without any help, without any support sometimes, but we continue to do so. said Yatsayte.
And now she has a little more support than she didn’t see coming.
“I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing with this, I can do more fliers and keep doing what I’m doing, it’s not going to stop,” Yatsayte said.