Lost Children march

Marchers from Four Directions Community Center pass through downtown Sioux City during the 2014 Memorial March to Honor Lost Children. This year's march begins at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at War Eagle Park.

T.J. Fowler, Sioux City Journal file

SIOUX CITY | Native American leaders and local law enforcement officials will participate in a town hall meeting Monday in Sioux City as part of the annual Memorial March to Honor Lost Children.

Sioux City Police Chief Rex Mueller and Woodbury County Sheriff Dave Drew are among the law enforcement officials expected to attend the town hall, which starts at 4:30 p.m. at the Public Museum. Event chairwoman Leesa McNeil will facilitate the session, which also will address the issue of local homelessness.

"The opportunity to interact with some community leaders does not happen every day so I hope all in the Native community will come out," McNeil said.

Related events will be held over three days through Wednesday. The annual Memorial March, which started in 2003, will begin at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, starting at War Eagle Park and ending at the museum. The march remembers Native American children who have been taken from families and communities and placed in the non-native child welfare system.

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