New unit launched at Interior to investigate cases of missing and murdered indigenous people

By: - April 3, 2021 10:00 am
American Indian red hand over mouth protest of murdered and missing Indigenous women

A participant in the Greater than Fear Rally & March in Rochester Minnesota. Credit: Lorie Shaull |Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0

The U.S. Department of the Interior is creating a new unit to lead and help coordinate investigations into the ongoing crisis of murdered and missing American Indian and Alaska Native people.

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Ariana Figueroa
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Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.