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The Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives

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The Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives

On November 26, 2019, President Trump signed Executive Order 13898, forming the Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives. The Task Force aims to enhance the operation of the criminal justice system and address the legitimate concerns of American Indian and Alaska Native communities regarding missing and murdered people – particularly missing and murdered women and girls.

Task Force To Resume Remote Listening Sessions

The Task Force has just announced four listening sessions to be conducted by teleconference in late May and early June.  In response to the COVID-19 health emergency, previously scheduled in-person sessions have been postponed and will be rescheduled as soon as it is safe to do so.

Tribal Listening Session Webinars are open to Tribal Leaders and others.  Sessions will include a short presentation about the current activities of the task force, followed by a listening session.  Registration is required at https://cvent.me/d4EwOP.

May 27, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern: Tribes in BIA’s Eastern Region (Tribal land located in Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and all states to the east coast)

May 29, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern: Tribes in BIA’s Southern Plains, Southwest, Western, Rocky Mountain and Eastern Oklahoma Regions (Tribal land located in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Montana and Wyoming)

June 2, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern: Tribes in BIA’s Midwest and Great Plains Regions (Tribal land located in Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska)

June 3, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern: Tribes in BIA’s Pacific, Northwestern and Alaska Regions (Tribal land located in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska)

See the official map of the Indian Lands of Federally Recognized Tribes of the United States to view a breakout of Tribal regions.

Missing Children’s Day, May 2020

Missing Children’s Day serves as a reminder to continue our efforts to reunite missing children with their families and an occasion to honor those dedicated to this cause. For information on Missing Children’s Day, and on specific missing American Indian and Alaska Native Children, please click the link below.


By Presidential Proclamation, May 5, 2020 has been designated as Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives Awareness Day.  Please click the link for further information on the Proclamation.

Listening Sessions / Consultations

The Task Force has set forth a schedule of listening sessions and consultations nationwide beginning in February through July 2020.  For the session closest to you, please click the link below.     

Readouts / Media

Since Executive Order 13898 was signed on November 26, 2019, the Task Force has met with Tribal stakeholders.  Please click on the link below to see some of the events.