U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, center, participates in a Not Invisible Act Commission hearing in February 2023. (Courtesy of U.S. Department of the Interior)

Federal commission wants public input on missing and murdered Indigenous people

BY: - July 24, 2023

The South Dakota-based leader of the Native Women’s Society of the Great Plains is encouraging people to provide input during a federal commission’s upcoming hearings on missing and murdered Indigenous people and human trafficking. Carmen O’Leary, Cheyenne River Lakota, of Eagle Butte, is the executive director of the society.  “It is important to our community […]

Members of the Wambli Ska Society perform a Lakota drum song at a ceremony on Sept. 13, 2022, in Pierre to celebrate the launch of a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons liaison within the South Dakota Attorney General's Office. (Courtesy of Attorney General's Office)

Missing or murdered Indigenous persons liaison aims to build trust, peace of mind

BY: - June 29, 2023

If you know something about a missing or murdered Indigenous person, Troy Morley wants to take your call. That’s the first and perhaps the most important message the assistant U.S. attorney for the District of South Dakota has for those learning about his just-announced ascension to Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) liaison for the […]