Missing and Murdered: Confronting the Silent Crisis in Indian Country, Hearing before the Committee on Indian Affairs, United States House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, December 12, 2018   [open pdf - 11MB]

This testimony compilation is from the December 12, 2018 hearing on "Missing and Murdered: Confronting the Silent Crisis in Indian Country" before the U.S. House Committee on Indian Affairs. From the Testimony of Charles Addington: "Although the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) have helped bring attention to this high rate of violence and have begun to address gaps in law enforcement for tribes and federal authorities, there remain gaps in data that exacerbate the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women. These challenges are present across multiple sectors, but are particularly problematic in the context of criminal justice, in which Federal, state, tribal, and local governments share responsibilities. It is important to continue efforts to build accurate data and provide Congress, the public, and, most importantly, the tribes, with the information needed to identify and analyze the criminal justice needs in Indian Country." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Charles Addington, Robert Johnson, Gerald LaPorte, Amber Crotty, Patricia Alexander, and Kimberly Loring-Heavy Runner.

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