TODAY: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force Meeting To Be Held In Albuquerque

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News Release – State of New Mexico Indian Affairs Department 

Date: Friday, November 8, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM (MST)

Place: Richard Barr Board Room at CNM Main Campus (SRC Building)
835 Buena Vista Dr. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Parking: Public parking is available south of University Blvd. across CNM Main Campus.

An agenda will be available at least 72 hours prior to the meeting and will be posted on the Indian Affairs Department’s homepage at: http://www.iad.state.nm.us/.

Any questions about the MMIW Task Force meeting can be directed to Stephanie Salazar at 505-690-4079 or by email at: stephanie.salazar@state.nm.us

AGENDA

Objective: The MMIW Task Force (TF) will meet to define goals and develop a strategy for 1) understanding the full extent of missing and murdered indigenous women in the state, and; 2) creating a final report that meets the requirements of HB 278, that is based on community ideas and recommendations, and that is useful to communities, tribal governments, law enforcement agencies and state agencies. There will be an opportunity for members to network and formally introduce themselves. The department will cover IPRA guidelines. The TF will develop member expectations, communication standards and operational protocols for the group in order to maintain IPRA compliance and meet legislative goals. The public will also have an opportunity to share their input and experiences. The ideas shared will help to inform the agenda for future meetings and recommendations for the final report.

12:00 p.m. Networking Lunch  

Task force (TF) members will have the opportunity to meet and greet each other prior to the official meeting. Lunch will be provided.

1:00 p.m.  Welcome

The meeting will begin with an opening prayer and remarks from Secretary Trujillo and Christine Means

1:20 p.m.  Introductions

TF members and the Indian Affairs Department team will introduce themselves.

1:50 p.m.  A brief overview of the agenda

1:55 p.m.  Task Force Expectations, Standards and Protocols

The department will give a short presentation on the Inspection of Public Records Act. The TF will overview member expectations and roles, operational protocols, and communication standards and mechanisms.

2:20 p.m.  Addressing the Crisis of MMIW

The TF will discuss strategy for: 1) understanding the full extent of missing and murdered indigenous women in the state, and; 2) creating a final report that meets the requirements of HB 278, that is based on community ideas and recommendations, and that is useful to communities, tribal governments, law enforcement agencies and state agencies. This discussion will help to define the TF goals, scope of work and plan for meeting the requirements of House Bill 278.

4:20 p.m.  Public Comment

To understand the full extent of the problem and develop recommendations, public attendees will have the opportunity to share their input and experiences.

4:50 p.m.  Wrap-up/Closing Remarks

IMPORTANT NOTICE: MEETING WILL BE TRANSCRIBED USING VIDEO/AUDIO RECORDING.

 

Map showing the location of the State of New Mexico Indian Affairs Department Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force meeting November 8. Photo courtesy of the State of New Mexico Indian Affairs Department.