MMIP Event Series

MMIP Event Series

Throughout the summer the Library will offer various opportunities to learn more about the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP), have conversations around the topic, and become an advocate. Zoom links can be found in the event on our website calendar.  Event recordings are linked below for each of the events when possible.

May 6 at 6:00pm: "The Intersection between MMIP and Sex Trafficking” with Lisa Heth from the Pathfinder Center
Lisa Heth from the Pathfinder Center will cover how sex trafficking can be related to MMIP, what makes a person high risk, and what you need to do if your loved one goes missing. 

View Lisa Heth recording on Youtube

June 24 at 6:30pm: "Highway of Tears" by Jennifer McDiarmid
We will be reading "Highway of Tears" by Jessica McDiarmid. All are welcome. Books are available for check out a month before the club meets.
Regular print and large print books are available for check out, or you can listen to the audiobook on Libby.

July 23 at 5:30pm: Connection to Intimate Partner Violence from a Trible Perspective
The abduction and murder of Native women represent horrific aspects of violence committed against Native women. It is important to understand their connection to domestic, dating, and sexual violence in the United States. This interactive presentation by Brenda Hill from the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center focuses on these intersections and actions needed to end these forms of violence against indigenous women and other relatives.
More information is available on the library's event calendar.

August 15 at 5:30pm: Film Screening and Discussion of "Rustic Oracle" 
Set in the late 90s, Rustic Oracle is a dramatic feature about Ivy, an 8-year-old girl trying to understand what happened to her big sister who has vanished from their small Mohawk community. With minimal clues, Ivy and her mother Susan embark on an unwelcome journey to find Heather which ultimately brings the pair closer together despite challenging circumstances. Behind the story of desperation, told through the eyes of a child, lies one of hope, growth, awakening and love.

Watch the film trailer

This event series is made possible through support from the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities through the United We Stand Initiative.