Rep. Haaland Taking Historic Steps to Address Epidemic of Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women

Rep. Deb Haaland

Published March 14, 2019

WASHINGTON  On Thursday, March 14 at 7 a.m. MT /  9 a.m. ET, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) will take historic steps to address the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women during a House Natural Resources Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of The United States hearing. This is the first time the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a hearing on this topic.

Haaland has been a leader on this issue and hit the ground running raising awareness and championing tangible solutions on day one.

The subcommittee hearing can be livestreamed here.

Who:

Congresswoman Deb Haaland

Sarah Deer, Muscogee (Creek) Nation

International & Interdisciplinary Studies – Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, School of Public Affairs & Administration

Professor, University of Kansas

Ruth Buffalo Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation

Representative, North Dakota House of Representatives

Mary Kathryn Nagle, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma

Legal Counsel, National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC)

Tami Jerue, Anvik Tribe

Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center

What:

Hearing on Unmasking the Hidden Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW): Exploring Solutions to End the Cycle of Violence

When:

Thursday, March 14, at 7 a.m. MT / 9 a.m. ET

Where:

Longworth 1324 and online here

Haaland previewed the subcommittee hearing with a video highlighting its importance which can be viewed here.

The leading cause of death for American Indian and Alaska Native Women between ages 10 and 24 is homicide. Recognizing this, Congresswoman Haaland will hear from a panel of Native women from across the country who are working to find solutions to this epidemic and end the cycle of violence against Native women.

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