Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Will Consider Savanna’s Act on Wednesday

Savannah LaFontaine Greywind

Published November 20, 2019

WASHINGTON — The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will consider Savanna’s Act – bipartisan legislation introduced by Senator Cantwell and her colleagues to better respond to the crisis of missing and murdered Native women and girls.

Named for Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind from North Dakota, who was tragically murdered in 2017, the legislation was unanimously approved in the U.S. Senate last year but died in the House.

The legislation will increase coordination efforts across federal departments, Tribes, and states. It will also standardize protocols for responding to reports of missing or murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, improve tribal access to certain federal crime databases, and require annual reports to Congress on ways to improve the collection of data on these crimes.

More information on the legislation is available HERE.

The hearing will be livestreamed here.

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