PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is calling attention to missing and murdered indigenous women by taking part in a horse ride.
That ride happened early Tuesday morning with a group of riders traveling from Farm Island Recreation Center just southeast of Pierre to the state capitol building.
Governor Noem met dozens of riders there and spoke to the group, saying this is an issue shes passionate about and will continue to fight against.
“It has been something I’ve worked on for many years, but I think this is one of the most meaningful moments that I’ve ever had. And the more you do rides like this, you talk about it, it raises awareness and people take care of their friends and community members who are vulnerable,” Noem said.
The ride was just a segment of a larger ride for missing and murdered indigenous women that ride starts in Nebraska.