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.