The Judiciary and Public Safety budget bill was passed in the early morning hours of June 30 by the Minnesota Legislature. The bill included funding to create a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives Office and funding for the Missing and Murdered African American Women Task Force.
In advance of the final official meeting of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Task Force of Minnesota, co-chairs, Nicole Matthews and Senator Mary Kunesh (DFL-New Brighton) reviewed the work by the task force and its report, completed December 2020. The report was presented to the Legislature in January 2021.
Before the final official meeting next week of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Task Force of Minnesota, the co-chairs, Nicole Matthews and Senator Mary Kunesh, will provide an overview of the work by the task force and the… Read More »MMIW Task Force to hold press conference
Today, May 25, is the first anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. The Minnesota People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus released the following statement:
Six-year-old Aniya Allen was shot in the head during a shooting in North Minneapolis on Monday. She passed away at the Hennepin County Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon.
“The people of Minnesota elected us to do the work necessary to pass a budget, pass meaningful legislation to better the state, and get us out a pandemic as smooth as possible. Instead, this session came to a close with more work still left to do. I have been ready since day one to put in the work necessary to support working families, give our schools and students a chance to survive a pandemic, provide equitable health care, take action for a cleaner future, and much more.