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State Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons program to host training

Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Coordinator Allison Morrisette (right) sits next to Representative Peri Pourier, who brought the bill to establish the MMIP Coordinator position.
South Dakota Attorney General's Office

The state’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons, or MMIP, program hosts its first-ever awareness and training event May 6 in Rapid City.

The Attorney General’s Office said the event includes presentations on what people should do when someone is missing or murdered. It also includes discussions of the prosecution process, boundaries of a court protection order, and the cultural relevancy for missing and murdered indigenous persons.

“This training is a collaborative effort designed to emphasize and strengthen efforts for missing and murdered indigenous persons,” said Attorney General Marty Jackley. “We owe it to the families and friends of those who are no longer with us, either through death or absence, to keep searching for the truth." 

The Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City hosts the event Monday, one day after National MMIP Awareness Day.

The Attorney General’s Office created the state’s MMIP program in 2022 with Allison Morrisette as its director.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."