Acting U.S. Attorney Leif Johnson, The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and FBI Announce Completion of Tribal Community Response Plan to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons
PABLO (STL.News) The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Montana, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) of the Flathead Indian Reservation and the FBI today announced the completion of the nation’s first Tribal Community Response Plan (TCRP) as part of a pilot project to address cases of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons.
Acting U.S. Attorney Leif Johnson, CSKT Chairwoman Shelly R. Fyant and FBI Executive Assistant Director Terry Wade presented the TCRP to tribal representatives during a meeting today at tribal headquarters in Pablo.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Montana and CSKT on Dec. 1 launched the pilot project in accordance with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) Initiative, and the President’s Operation Lady Justice Task Force, and in furtherance of the goals in Savanna’s Act.
CSKT, with participation from federal, tribal, state and local law enforcement representatives and community organizations, developed guidelines for the TCRP through a series of working group meetings.
“CSKT’s development of a community response plan is a historic milestone in addressing this serious national issue.