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Office of Justice Programs

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Advisory Council

​​​​​​​The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (MMIR) Advisory Council is in accordance with mandates provided in the 2020 MMIW Taskforce Report and further specified in the three year strategic plan published by Wilder Research. Teepee at MMIR Day at the Capitol 2023 ​

View the MMIR Advisory Council Charter.

The MMIR Advisory Council will increase​ awareness of MMIR issues and will bring attention to specific MMIR cases. Council members will include people who have lived experienced as victims, family members of victim​s, and community leaders that have a shared vision to address the crisis of MMIR in Minnesota.

In addition, the MMIR Advisory Council may:

  • Advise, consult with and make recommendations to the director of the MMIR Office, the DPS Commissioner and the DPS Tribal Liaison.​
  • Provide a community perspective regarding social issues related to MMIR and provide insight about gaps in systems in order to improve safety and response to vulnerable people.  
  • Appoint subcommittees in order to collaborate on specific areas in order to effectively focus on a topic related to the work done in the MMIR Office (DPS).

Advisory Council Members ​

This roster of MMIR Office Advisory Council members is current as of August 2023. 

​​Meeting ​Schedule

The MMIR Office Advisory Council members will hold virtual monthly meetings. Members will have one in-person meeting annually, where the council will acknowledge the work done in the community.​