A new cold case office opens to help MMIW’s across the state.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City now has an office to help solve cold cases involving missing and murdered native women.
The first cold case office was opened in Bloomington, Minnesota last week. President Trump signed an executive order in 2019 forming the task force.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Department of the Interior hope that this new cold case office help ensure that missing and murdered indigenous women in South Dakota will not be forgotten.
“The opening of a cold case office is a demonstration of our continued commitment to produce concrete solutions,” said Jeannie Hovland, Commissioner of Administration for Native Americans.
The event began with a traditional Native American prayer and ended with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The cold case office was given a large golden key that will be hung up in all of the cold case offices in the country, and there is one also hanging in the White House.