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Interior Sec. Deb Haaland Begins Implementation of 'Not Invisible Act'


April 26, 2021

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced on Thursday that the Interior Dept. will begin to implement the Not Invisible Act, including establishing a Joint Commission led by the Departments of the Interior and Justice on reducing violent crime against American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Enacted by Congress last fall, the Act will increase intergovernmental coordination to identify and combat violent crime against Indians and within Indian lands. The Act calls for the Interior Department to coordinate prevention efforts, grants, and programs related to missing and murdered Indigenous peoples.

Secretary Haaland was the lead sponsor of the Not Invisible Act when she served in Congress. The bill was passed unanimously by voice vote in both chambers of Congress.


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