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The federal Not Invisible Act Commission 👆has issued its recommendations to help tribal communities, federal agencies, and law enforcement respond to the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous people.
Montana Public Radio’s Aaron Bolton has more.
According to federal crime data, American Indians and Alaska Natives go missing or are murdered at higher rates than their white counterparts. Many cases go unsolved.
Congress passed the Not Invisible Act in 2020.
The bill formed a federal commission made up of tribal leaders, federal agencies, families, and survivors.
The commission held several hearings across the country to get input from tribal communities.
The commission issued numerous recommendations.
It called for more federal funding for tribal police and changes to federal laws that limit tribal police investigations.
It also called for more training and collaboration between tribal, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
Federal agencies have 90 days to respond to the commission’s recommendations.