Blackfeet Community College has announced a series of events to honor Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons this week, and raise awareness of a new online portal designed to help in the search to find them.
The portal's co-founder, Drew Landry says, “We are hosting a series of events that honor the missing. We are also offering volunteers valuable training that will allow them to participate in future search and rescue activities. Most importantly, our community will have a chance to address the issues that have led to an increase in murders, overdoses, suicides and missing persons cases.”

 

A reporting portal & database developed at Blackfeet Community College - mmipmt.com -  is now being used by six tribal nations across Montana. MMIPMT.com helps Indigenous families work through the process of reporting missing persons.

Blackfeet Community College is our home. A full list of events is attached. Please RSVP for Training and scheduled events. We will honor participant requests on a first come first served basis. Email drew.landry@bfcc.edu to RSVP or call 406-858-0093 for more information.

Scheduled Events for MMIP Week 2022:

May 4th - 4pm Town Hall - Blackfeet Tribal Council Chambers will be open to members of the public that have ideas for making our community safer.

May 5th - National MMIW Day 12:30pm MMIP/MMIW Walk, Community Workshop 3-6pm, 6pm Concert - We will walk to honor the missing. The Walk from Blackfeet Community College begins at 12:30 PM. On our walk we will join Tribal employees at Blackfeet Tribal Business Chambers before completing our journey at the Museum of the Plains Indian. Members of our Community are then invited to gather at Blackfeet Community College at 3PM to share stories about loved ones that have vanished. A community discussion about addiction & dealing with grief follows at 4PM (addiction & trauma are two of the major underlying causes of missing persons cases). The day will end with a benefit concert that can be streamed online at 6PM.

May 6 & 7 starting at 10 am - A Self-Defense class and Search & Rescue Training is offered at BCC. It will be provided free of charge and is open to 60 participants on May 6th. On May 7th members of BLES & Blackfeet Search & Rescue will discuss lessons learned from last year’s MMIP cases and we will host a search on BCC Campus