WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, Rep. Deb Haaland (NM-01) introduced two amendments to the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization (VAWA), HR 1585, to combat the missing and murdered indigenous women crisis.
House Natural Resources Subcommittee Holds Hearing Seeking Solutions to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Crisis
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, during a Natural Resources Subcommittee for Indigenous People of the United States, Congresswoman Deb Haaland gave voice to the silent crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women. During the hearing, the subcommittee heard testimony from Native American women who have personal and professional experience with this issue, including state elected officials, university experts, and resource providers.
SANTA FE – The House Floor passed a bill Friday sponsored by Representatives Andrea Romero (D-Santa Fe), Derrick Lente (D-Sandia Pueblo), Rep. D. Wonda Johnson (D-Church Rock) and Melanie Stansbury (D-Albuquerque) to address the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women.
Senators Reintroduce Savanna’s Act to Help Improve Information Sharing, Data Collection, and Response Protocols for All Levels of Law Enforcement
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 29, 2019) – U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), and eight others to introduce Savanna’s Act, legislation to combat the epidemic of murdered and missing Indigenous women (MMIW) by improving the federal government’s response to the crisis.
WASHINGTON —U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, led an oversight hearing last week entitled, “Missing and Murdered: Confronting the Silent Crisis in Indian Country.” The committee has convened two hearings and a listening session and worked to pass numerous bills related to criminal justice and public safety this Congress, but this oversight hearing is the first to directly address the missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW) crisis.