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Somebody’s Daughter focuses on some of the higher-profile MMIW cases, some of which were raised during the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs MMIW/MMIP hearing in December 2018.
Udall, Indian Affairs Committee Advance Legislation To Address Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women Crisis
“The missing and murdered Indigenous women crisis is appalling and demands the attention of Congress and the entire nation,” Udall said.
Udall Statement On DOJ Announcement Of ‘National Strategy To Address Missing And Murdered Native Americans’
U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, issued the following statement on the Department of Justice (DOJ) announcement of a “National Strategy to Address Missing and Murdered Native Americans,” which takes much of its framework from the Udall-co-sponsored Savanna’s Act that advanced to the Senate floor after passing the Indian Affairs Committee this week.
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.
Although the State Patrol held 10 forums with Native communities, UIHI condemned that report for its imprecise accountings of those meetings and for lacking any meaningful or scientifically based analysis of the knowledge shared in them.