Interior Commission Provides Guidance on Preventing Indigenous Violence

The result of two years of study of native communities’ high rates of murder and kidnapping.

The Not Invisible Act Commission recently completed its list of recommendations to prevent crimes against Indigenous people, sending the finished document to the Department of the Interior, Department of Justice, and Congress. 

The kidnapping and murder of Indigenous persons, especially Native American women, occurs at a significantly higher rate compared to overall national averages. Congress passed the Not Invisible Act in 2021 to address this, establishing the Not Invisible Commission to develop steps the federal government can take toward solutions. The commission spent two years interviewing and incorporating advice from Tribal leaders, law enforcement, and advocacy experts into the recommendations.

“Crimes against Indigenous peoples have long been underfunded and ignored,” said Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland. “I look forward to reviewing the recommendations, which will help us continue to galvanize attention and resources toward these tragic epidemics.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Haaland as she reviews the recommendations to prevent violence in tribal communities.
  • For Interior Department officials as they seek to increase safety for Native Americans.
  • For members of Congress as they work to ensure laws are properly enforced for the benefit of indigenous people.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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