Interior Announces Next Steps for “Not Invisible Act”

The program seeks to decrease sex crimes against Native Americans. 

The Department of the Interior and Justice Department announced this past week that both agencies would be taking the next steps to implement the Not Invisible Act. This act, which was sponsored by Secretary Deb Haaland while she served in Congress, requires the creation of a commission to prevent the sex trafficking and assault of Native Americans. 

Secretary Haaland expressed the importance of this work saying, “The Interior and Justice Departments have a unique opportunity to marshal our resources to finally address the crisis of violence against Indigenous peoples. Doing this successfully means seeking active and ongoing engagement from experts both inside and outside of the government. Incorporating Indigenous knowledge, Tribal consultation, and the Commission that reflects members who know first-hand the needs of their people will be critical as we address this epidemic in Native American and Alaska Native communities.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Lord to use the joint commission of the Justice and Interior Department to protect vulnerable Native Americans. 
  • That Secretary Haaland would be used by God to lead the Interior Department well. 
  • For God to help the president’s administration to reduce sexual assault and trafficking in the U.S.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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