Jeannie Hovland on Missing and Murdered Native Americans: How to Combat the Worsening Crisis in the U.S.

Jeannie Hovland, Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans (ANA), recently wrote a commentary piece for Fortune Magazine asking all Americans to play a part in combating the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans and Alaska Natives. According to a National Institute of Justice (NIJ) fact sheet, more than four in five American Indian and Alaska Native adults “have experienced some form of violence in their lifetime.” Commissioner Hovland provides advice on how to help Native communities with the crisis. She states, “Whether it’s sharing social media posts when a Native American has gone missing, learning about Native American communities nearby, or keeping up to date with efforts of the Operation Lady Task Force and sharing that information with friends, every American can raise awareness that shines light on the problems that Native Americans face, and help to begin solving them.” To learn more about the crisis and how to help please read the full Fortune article and visit the Operation Lady Justice Task Force website.