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Statement from Attorney General William P. Barr on President Trump's Executive Order Establishing a Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

Attorney General William P. Barr issued the following statement:

“American Indian and Alaska Native people suffer from unacceptable and disproportionately high levels of violence, which can have lasting impacts on families and communities.  Native American women face particularly high rates of violence, with at least half suffering sexual or intimate-partner violence in their lifetime.  Too many of these families have experienced the loss of loved ones who went missing or were murdered. President Trump establishing the Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives will enable us to further strengthen the federal, state, and tribal law enforcement response to these continuing problems.” 

Updated November 26, 2019

Topic
Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 19-1312