Posted on March 2, 2020

Kansas House Approves Bill to Address Missing Indigenous People

Associated Press, Lawrence-Journal World, February 26, 2020

Kansas lawmakers are looking to encourage training for law enforcement agencies to help address the high rates of murdered and missing indigenous people.

The House approved a bill unanimously Wednesday that calls for closer collaboration between Native American tribes, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and other agencies in an effort to raise awareness about the problem. The bill goes next to the Senate.

The Kansas City Star reports that supporters hope that educating state agencies more thoroughly will help reduce the level of crime in indigenous communities.