March 24th, 2023

KIPI News March 15, 2023 – Part 1

Indigenous missing person and murder cases being run through Biometrica system. A non-profit startup founded by a retired U.S. police sergeant is working with facial recognition firm Biometrica to find missing and murdered Indigenous people. The problem that Native Search Solutions wants eradicated is an outsized one for Native American communities. Men, women and children are victimized by violence and crime, the same any community, but in some categories, Indigenous people are hit comparatively harder than other United States communities.


The Good Relatives Collaborative announced the inaugural group of 37 Native American-based nonprofit organizations in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota that have been awarded grants under the new collaborative. The South Dakota nonprofit organizations funded include Where all Women are Honored and Oaye Lute Okolakiciye (a cultural community-based approach for addiction) in Rapid City. Among the South Dakota nonprofits that received grants are 100 Horses Women Society (that brings cultural resiliency for women) in Eagle Butte, and Kul Wicasa Wopasi (a cultural resiliency and advocacy program).

Those are your headlines at this hour. I’m Colette Keith in the KIPI News center.