Governor Noem joins in honoring missing and murdered indigenous women
PIERRE, SD — On Tuesday Governor Kristi Noem took time to recognize the high rate of missing and murdered indigenous women.
The governor displayed an MMIW quilt at the capitol, honoring the women who suffer from violence in South Dakota and across the country.
Four out of five Native American women experience violence in their life, and Native women are murdered at a rate ten times higher than others.
“The more we can talk about the story this quilt tells, the honor it brings to those who are missing and their families, the more that I think we can educate the state about how bad the situation is and all we can do to stop it in the future,” said Noem.
Earlier this year Noem signed legislation establishing more thorough procedures for the investigation of certain missing and murdered indigenous women.