Earth Feather Sovereign (left) of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, joins others in playing drums and signing in the Capitol Rotunda after Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law April 24 in Olympia. The bill creates liaison positions within the Washington State Patrol, and requires the agency to develop best practices in hopes of reducing disproportionate rates of violence faced by Native American and indigenous women, and also the frequency with which perpetrators of the crimes avoid justice. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Earth Feather Sovereign (left) of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, joins others in playing drums and signing in the Capitol Rotunda after Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law April 24 in Olympia. The bill creates liaison positions within the Washington State Patrol, and requires the agency to develop best practices in hopes of reducing disproportionate rates of violence faced by Native American and indigenous women, and also the frequency with which perpetrators of the crimes avoid justice. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Tribal roles to focus on missing, murdered indigenous people

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