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Native American Views Mixed on Trump Task Force for Missing, Murdered


December 3, 2019

WASHINGTON - Native Americans are taking a wait-and-see approach to a new White House task force charged with boosting the physical safety of indigenous people at a time when American Indian and Alaska Native women face elevated risks of going missing or being murdered.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week establishing Operation Lady Justice, a working party of eight officials from the FBI, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the departments of Interior, Justice, and Health and Human Services. Attorney General William Barr and Interior Department Secretary David Bernhardt will head the task force.


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