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Tribal College's Reporting Website for MMIP Brings Native Communities and Police Together

 

(Illustration by Monica Whitepigeon)

BROWNING, Mont. - On June 12, Dillon Software will launch an expanded version of mmipmt.com, a reporting website for cases of missing persons from the Blackfeet Nation. New to the website will be the participation of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai (CSKT) Tribes of the Flathead Nation and crucial new reporting features.

The website was first created by students and staff from Blackfeet Community College in Browning, Mont. (BCC) to demand justice for the disappearance of former student Ashley Loring Heavy Runner in 2017.

"It's a relief, because I can remember when we were going to report Ashley, and just the anxiety that we were experiencing, because we had the stigma that even if we were to call the police, would they even take it serious, you know?" Kimberly Loring Heavy Runner, Ashley's sister and MMIP advocate, told Native News Online.

https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/tribal-college-s-reporting-website-for-mmip-brings-native-communities-and-police-together

 

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