The crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous people has been a focus for President Biden’s administration since he took office. But the rollout of federal solutions has been slow, and states have been picking up the slack
On the first day of the White House Tribal Nations Summit, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to create a comprehensive strategy for federal law enforcement’s efforts to prevent and respond to violence against Native Americans.
Last year, Congress passed two laws addressing the crisis of violence against Indigenous women. But a new report by the Government Accountability Office finds that federal agencies have failed to meet the laws' requirements.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has created a new unit to confront the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous people, reflecting the first Native American Cabinet secretary's prioritization of the issue in leading an agency that once sought to "civilize or exterminate" Native people.
Native American Utahns shared stories of losing family members Wednesday night with a state task force formed to study the missing and murdered Indigenous women crisis. But the group has only met twice so far because of COVID-19 and few people showed up to testify.