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Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force

First Task Force Meeting​

September 19, 2019 

9 am to 4 pm

Minnesota Humanities Center​
987 Ivy Avenue East, St. Paul, MN 55106 
Meeting materials
Second Task Force Meeting​ 

December 12, 2019  | 9 am - 4 pm
Grand Casino Hinckley 
777 Lady Luck Drive, Hinckley, MN 55037
March 5, 2020 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Northwest Indian Community Development Center
1819 Bemidji Ave. N, Bemidji, MN 56601

If March 5 meeting is cancelled due to inclement weather, the meeting is recheduled to:
April 6, 2020, 9 am - 4 pm, same location
June Meeting - via Zoom
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 1:30-3:30 PM

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | 1:30-3:30 PM

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 1:30-3:30 PM

July Meetings - via Zoom
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 1:30-3:30 PM

Wednesday, July 15, 2020  | 1:30-3:30 PM

Wednesday, July 22, 2020  | 1:30-3:30 PM
August 13, 2020 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Southwest - TBD

Public Comment 

Listening sessions


The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Task Force is hosting four community listening sessions for inclusion in the Task Force’s consideration of recommendations, which will be included in a report to the Minnesota Legislature in December 2020.


Saturday, February 22 

1-3 p.m.

Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center

2300 South 15th Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55404


Saturday, February 29

12:30-2:20 p.m.


202 West 2nd Street

Duluth, MN 55802


Friday, March 20- POSTPONED 

Lower Sioux Recreation Center 39527 Reservation HWY 1, Morton, MN 56270

Prairie’s Edge Casino, 5616 Prairies Edge Lane, Granite Falls, MN 56241


Public comment submitted in writing, online, and by phone


The public is invited to submit comments to the Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women for inclusion in their consideration of recommendations, which will be included in a report to the Minnesota Legislature in December 2020.  

Written commentClick here for information and the form.

Online commentClick here for the online form. 

Phone comment: Comments can be left on voicemail at 651-280-2661. Please note that the phone line is for comment only and not for information about the task force or emergencies. ​


Comments will be accepted until May 18, 2020.

Background Materials



MMIW Organization Materials


MMIW Organization Chart​

Community Impact Subcommittee PrioritIes

References for Subcommittee Priority Summaries

Steering Committee Updates

Guidelines for MMIW Task Force members for public comments




If you or someone you know needs support, please check out this list of providers.


Task Force R​oster

Statutory Authority


Task Force Coordinator

Nigel Perrote​

​​​​​​​​For media inquiries, please contact Public Information Officer Becky Rabb at 651-201-7563 or