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BP: Lawmakers agree on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women task force


ST. PAUL—A group of tribal, health, advocacy and law enforcement leaders are set to study why so many Indigenous women are murdered or go missing.

An omnibus public safety bill presented to Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday would set aside $150,000 over the next two years to create a task force on missing and murdered Indigenous women. The task force will study systemic causes behind the disproportionately large amount of violence Indigenous women and girls face, appropriate ways to track and collect data about that violence, plus ways to address and reduce it, among other measures.


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