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Trump inks law addressing missing, murdered Native Americans

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday, Oct. 10 signed Savanna’s Act, which addresses the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. (Official White House photo/Public domain)

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday, Oct. 10 signed Savanna’s Act, which addresses the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. (Official White House photo/Public domain)

FARGO, N.D. - President Donald Trump on Saturday signed a bill named for a Fargo murder victim to address cases of missing and murdered Native Americans.

Savanna’s Act, named for Savanna Greywind, passed the House last month and the Senate earlier this year The law is meant to help police track, solve and prevent crimes against Native Americans. It directs the Departments of Justice and Interior to consult with American Indian tribes while developing national law enforcement guidelines.

The 22-year-old pregnant Greywind was murdered in 2017 and her unborn baby was cut from her body. Her remains were found in the Red River north of Fargo. Two people are in prison for her death. Her infant survived.

“Savanna’s life was lost far too early,” North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer said. "I hope this legislation serves as a remembrance of her story and prevents other tragedies from occurring.”

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