MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor to take action on Mosbrucker’s missing and murdered indigenous persons measure, House Bill 1713

Members of Native American tribes from throughout Washington state, including Colville Confederated Tribal member Earth-Feather Sovereign, are expected to be on hand Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Governor's Office to watch Gov. Jay Inslee sign Rep. Gina Mosbrucker's House Bill 1713.

The measure would provide two tribal liaisons within the Washington State Patrol (WSP) to help in the investigations of missing and murdered indigenous persons. It also requires the Governor's Office of Indian Affairs to provide WSP with government-to-government training, and WSP is directed to develop a best practices protocol for law enforcement response to missing persons reports on and off reservations.

The bill is in response to countless missing and murdered indigenous persons on and off reservations in Washington state.

Following the bill-signing event, Mosbrucker, R-Goldendale, will be available to answer media questions.

WHAT: Gov. Inslee to take action on House Bill 1713 – Missing and murdered indigenous persons. Prime sponsor Rep. Gina Mosbrucker and Colville Confederated Tribal member Earth-Feather Sovereign in attendance to witness.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Governor's Office, Legislative Building – Washington State Capitol

MORE INFORMATION: Video: The story behind Rep. Gina Mosbrucker's missing and murdered indigenous persons legislation.


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