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.

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

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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.

Udall Calls For A Vote On VAWA With Tribal Provisions To Address Epidemic Of Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women

Udall Calls For A Vote On VAWA With Tribal Provisions To Address Epidemic Of Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women

WASHINGTON – On Friday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, renewed his call on Senate leadership to take up a comprehensive reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) with key Tribal provisions to protect Native women and make Tribal communities safer. 

Haaland Leads Historic Bill to Increase Focus on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

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Haaland Leads Historic Bill to Increase Focus on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Not Invisible Act is the first bill in history to be introduced by four members of federally recognized tribes, Reps. Haaland, Cole, Davids, Mullin

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) introduced a historic bill to increase focus on addressing the silent crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women. 

Ahead Of MMIW Day Of Awareness, Udall Calls On Senate To Take Action On MMIW Crisis And Pass VAWA Reauthorization With Key Tribal Provisions Immediately

Ahead Of MMIW Day Of Awareness, Udall Calls On Senate To Take Action On MMIW Crisis And Pass VAWA Reauthorization With Key Tribal Provisions Immediately

Udall-championed measures included in House-passed VAWA legislation would address the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women crisis, make Tribal communities safer 

WASHINGTON – Ahead of the May 5 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Day of Awareness, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) called on Senate Republicans to take action to curb the alarming epidemic of violence against women in Indian Country by reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and ensuring that it includes key Tribal provisions to protect Native women and communities. 

Haaland, Miss Indian World, Gathering of Nations Announce Focus on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women at Nation’s Largest Pow Wow

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Haaland, Miss Indian World, Gathering of Nations Announce Focus on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women at Nation’s Largest Pow Wow

Congresswoman Haaland welcomes Gathering of Nations to New Mexico’s First Congressional District

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – On Friday, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01), Miss Indian World, and Gathering of Nations announced a focus on missing and murdered indigenous women awareness at the nation’s largest pow wow. The Miss Indian World Competition at Gathering of Nations will bring attention to missing and murdered indigenous women as a call to action.