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Statement of United States Attorney William D. Hyslop on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives Day

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Washington

Spokane –William D. Hyslop, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, joins President Trump, Attorney General Barr, and the Department of Justice in observing Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives Awareness Day.

United States Attorney Hyslop said, “Together we remember all the missing and murdered indigenous people (MMIP), and particularly women and children from our Native communities in Washington and across the United States. This is a violent crime problem we have right here in Eastern Washington. The President’s proclamation reaffirms the resolute commitment of federal, state, local and Tribal law enforcement to reduce the high rates of violence against people in Indian Country and our dedication to justice for these victims and their families. Addressing the MMIP issue is a major priority of the Department of Justice and will remain that way as our Tribal partners and we all continue to address this together.”

Proclamation by President Donald Trump:

Statement from Attorney General William P. Barr:

Updated May 7, 2020