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Trump administration establishes the first cold case task force office for missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives

SEVEN OFFICES BEING ESTABLISHED ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO HANDLE COLD CASES IN INDIAN COUNTRY

 

Last updated 8/6/2020 at 10:46am

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President Trump created a task force to support Tribal communities, reduce the staggering number of violent crimes committed against American Indians and Alaska Natives and close hundreds of cold cases.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn.-In late July, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs Tara Katuk Sweeney established the first of seven offices dedicated to solving cold cases involving missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives. The first office is located in Bloomington, Minn.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Crime Information Center, there are more than 1,400 unresolved American Indian and Alaska Native missing person cases in the U.S. Of that, 136 cases are in Minnesota....



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