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Task force on missing Native Americans resumes sessions

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Posted at 6:32 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 21:32:11-04

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A presidential task force charged with addressing an epidemic of missing and slain Native Americans has resumed listening sessions with tribes.

The task force held a handful of sessions in person before the coronavirus hit. It's now turning to teleconferences and webinars to update tribes on its work and get feedback.

A session Wednesday drew dozens of people but few spoke up to provide input.

The task force says it will meet a November deadline to submit a report to the White House.

The task force is reviewing cold cases in Indian Country to find ways to improve investigations and respond more quickly to reports of missing Native Americans.