Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Delivers Remarks at the 2021 Annual Alaska Federation of Natives Winter Conference
WASHINGTON – The Presidential Task force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives announced a series of field consultations and listening sessions to occur across the United States in the coming months.
American Indians and Alaska Natives experience disproportionately high rates of violence. President Trump has called the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans “sobering and heartbreaking.” The task force, designated Operation Lady Justice, has been empowered to review Indian Country cold cases, to strengthen law enforcement protocols, and work with tribes to improve investigations, information sharing and a more seamless response to missing persons investigations.
Confirmed Dates and Locations
March 2nd, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
March 12th, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
March 17th, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
March 24th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
March 31st, 10:30 am – 12:00 p.m.
April 15th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
April 21st, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
April 28th, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
May 12th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
May 21st, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
June 7th – 11th
June 16th, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
June 23rd, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
July 7th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The members of the task force are:
Marcia Good of the Department of Justice serves as the Executive Director of the task force. The task force will present a progress report to the President by Nov. 26, 2020, and a final report detailing its activities and accomplishments by Nov. 26, 2021.
NOTE: All sessions will be open to the public and the press unless otherwise designated. As a general rule, each consultation and listening session will include a task force media availability. Opening remarks will be open for audio and visual recording. However, the duration of the testimony by participants will be recordable by pen and pad only.
The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the Department of Justice. Learn more about the history of the Department of Justice at www.Justice.gov/Celebrating150Years. 2020 also marks 171st anniversary of the Department of the Interior. Learn more about the history of DOI at www.doi.gov/history/.