President Trump proclaims May 5th as remembering missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives
May 6, 2020
UNITED STATES - Today, President Donald J. Trump proclaimed May 5, 2020, as Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives Awareness Day. The proclamation reaffirmed the nation's commitment to reverse the trend of violence affecting American Indians and Alaska Natives and to remember those missing or lost.
American Indian and Alaska Native people have suffered injustices for hundreds of years, including today's rampant domestic and sexual violence carried out primarily against women and girls. Today, President Trump has proclaimed a day to remember all those missing and lost to this unacceptable violence.
William P. Barr, Attorney General
According to Barr, the Presidential Task Force has partnered with Tribal Nations to end the violence against women in tribes. The department is hiring 11 coordinators to consult with tribes and develop common protocols to address the violence.