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U.S. attorney Feds push for progress to reduce cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women

Aug 28, 2019 - The Salt Lake Tribune

Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M. • Federal officials have launched multiple measures to reduce cases of missing and killed Native Americans in the past year, including boosting funding for crime victim and witness services, said a U.S. attorney who leads a Justice Department committee on tribal policy.

Yet, high victimization rates persist and law enforcement on tribal lands still lack adequate resources, said Trent Shores, who chairs a group of 53 U.S. attorneys who have jurisdiction on tribal la...