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Trump Administration Launches Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives

The Department of Justice, the Department of the Interior and the Department of Health and Human Services today held the first meeting of a White House task force to address the incidence of missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives. The task force, co-chaired by Attorney General Barr and Secretary of the Interior Bernhardt, is composed of federal officials charged with enhancing the criminal justice response, consulting with tribal governments on potential solutions, and empowering native communities with information.

Jeannie Hovland, Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans, was among the Federal leadership appointed to this Task Force.

Read the full press release here.