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Combating Violence Against Native Americans

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, the first indigenous cabinet secretary, is setting up a special investigative unit within the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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According to the National Crime Information Center, about 1,500 American Indian and Alaska Native people are listed as missing and thousands more are homicide victims with cases that have gone cold. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, the first indigenous cabinet secretary, says it's time to combat the epidemic of violence against Native people. To do that, she is setting up a special investigative unit within the Bureau of Indian Affairs.