Ivanka Trump visits office for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women cold cases
July 29, 2020
Advisor to the president Ivanka Trump visited Minnesota Monday, along with U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt and Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Tara Katuk Sweeney, to announce the creation of the first of seven offices dedicated to solving cold cases involving missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives.
There are more than 1,400 unsolved American Indian and Alaska Native missing person cases in the U.S. More than 130 of those cases are in Minnesota, according to FBI statistics.
“These tragic statistics simply unacceptable,” said Ivanka Trump. “This presidential task force is pushing forward with its mandate to review Indian Country cold cases, strengthen law enforcement protocols and training, work with tribes to improve investigations, information-sharing and responses to missing persons investigations.”