Federal Testimony and Service

Professor Deer has testified in front of Congress four times.

Invited Oral and Written Testimony, House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States, Unmasking the Hidden Crisis of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women: Exploring Solutions to End the Cycle of Violence, Washington, D.C. (March 14, 2019).

Invited Oral and Written Testimony, House Committee on the Judiciary, Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, Washington, D.C. (March 7, 2019).

Invited Oral and Written Testimony, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing, Native Women: Protecting, Shielding, and Safeguarding Our Sisters, Mothers, and Daughters, Washington, D.C. (July 14, 2011).

Invited Oral and Written Testimony, House Sub-Committee on Appropriations, Findings from Amnesty International’s report titled Maze of Injustice: The Failure to Protect Indigenous Women from Sexual Violence in the USA, Washington, D.C. (April 22, 2009).


Sarah Deer served as the Chair of the Attorney General’s Federal Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native SANE-SART Initiative.  Report to the U.S. Attorney General on Improving Federal Agency Response to Sexual Violence in Tribal Nations: Issues and Recommendations, NCJ Number 248527 Date Published June 2014.