(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Legislature is introducing a new state office dedicated to missing and murdered Indigenous people. State officials say they hope the Office of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives brings attention to the crisis of missing Natives which is largely unknown to the broader public. According to reports, Native Americans make up just one percent of Minnesota’s population but account for as high as nine percent of all murdered girls and women in the state in most of the last decade. As the office is the first of its kind in the country, Senator Mary Kunesh says she hopes other states will follow Minnesota’s lead.
State Creates Office For Missing, Murdered Indigenous People
By Ashley Hanley|2021-10-14T05:49:22-05:00October 14th, 2021|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!