The Arizona task force will collaborate with state, federal and tribal agencies to reduce and end violence against Indigenous people in the state.
ARIZONA, USA — Saying “our state has long ignored tribal leaders’ pleas for help,” Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs signed an executive order Tuesday establishing the Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous People.
The governor’s office said the task force would collaborate with state, federal and tribal agencies to address recommendations from the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples Study Committee, which works to reduce and end violence against Indigenous people in our state.
In addition, the task force will collaborate with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, tribal governments, and law enforcement to collect data on violence against Indigenous people, including data on missing and murdered Indigenous people.
“Today, we are taking the first of many steps to stop the abuse, exploitation, and violence against Indigenous Peoples. I want to thank the Indigenous People’s …