Morton woman to lead new office on missing, murdered Indigenous Minnesotans

Juliet Rudie was recently named the director of Minnesota’s new Office of Missing and Murdered...
Juliet Rudie was recently named the director of Minnesota’s new Office of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (MMIR).(KEYC News Now)
Published: Feb. 14, 2022 at 5:48 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 14, 2022 at 6:39 PM CST
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KEYC) — Minnesota’s new Office of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (MMIR) has named its director.

Juliet Rudie is a member of the Lower Sioux Indian Community and a lifelong Minnesotan.

The office will work with 11 sovereign tribes across Minnesota to locate missing and murdered Indigenous people.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety reports that despite making up 1% of the state’s population, Indigenous women make up nine percent of all murdered women in Minnesota.

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