Horseback March to Pierre for MMIP arrived Saturday

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- A two-week march on horseback to raise awareness to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons ended Saturday on the front steps of the South Dakota State Capitol.  With no formal agenda of speakers, Jimmy Hallum encouraged anyone to speak from the heart.

Tasha His Law told the crowd of around 40 that Native people matter.

The only involvement from the state in this year’s march was permission to use the Capitol which was a frustration from many at the event including Leta Wise Spirit.

This was the fourth year for the march.  It started May 25th in Nebraska and worked up through Chamberlain and Fort Thompson before a stop at Farm Island Friday before the final push to the Capitol Saturday.