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Operation Lady Justice Federal Data Discussion and Listening Session

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT

Operation Lady Justice Federal Data Discussion and Listening Session

The Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, also known as Operation Lady Justice (OLJ), is holding a  Federal Data Discussion and Listening Session on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time via Webex. It is open to the public and will be recorded, with a transcript available on the OLJ website.

Those who wish to speak should note it on the registration form, and indicate an organization if representing one. Speakers will be called upon in the order in which their registration is received.

Purpose: The purpose of this discussion and listening session is to share and hear about public health and public safety data about Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons and discuss how to improve the collection, analysis, use and communication of this information.

Intended Audience: Tribal leaders, Tribal citizens, grassroots organizations, public health practitioners, public safety professionals, advocates, community members and researchers


  • Opening Prayer
  • Opening by Task Force Member
  • Data Discussion:
    • Description of Operation Lady Justice (OLJ) and participants; public health and public safety partnership
    • OLJ will present data sources that collect information on missing persons and homicides, and provide definitions of commonly used terms, data inter-operability and gaps
    • OLJ will describe ongoing data collaborations and current efforts
    • Question & answer period
  • Break until 1:00 p.m.
  • Listening Session:
    OLJ will facilitate the listening portion and will call on speakers in the order in which they registered. OLJ welcomes all who would like to share information and recommendations. Resource materials will be provided prior to the listening session.

The following questions are offered as prompts; the speaker may answer these or cover other relevant aspects of data collection, analysis, use and communication.

  • What information do AI/AN communities, Tribes, grassroots organizations, law enforcement, urban Indian organizations and others need?
  • How can we use data to better understand communities at a local level to encourage public awareness and advocacy?
  • How do we convey a more complete picture of who is missing or murdered, to include men and boys, Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ individuals, while still respecting and honoring that this movement started with women and girls?
  • How can we work together to understand data context and limitations so we can identify what problems exist versus those that have been portrayed or perceived to exist?

Live captioning will be available.



July 27
10:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
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