2021 Women Are Sacred Conference

Melissa Blasing | July 15, 2021

In June, 2021, AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AIIC) program staff attended the 2021 Women Are Sacred Conference hosted by the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC). The theme for this year’s virtual event was “Carrying Our Medicine and Strengthening Our Vision to End the Violence,” and included presentations on various topics related to Missing […]

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Waking Women Healing Institute

Melissa Blasing | June 29, 2021

In April, 2021, the Waking Women Healing Institute hosted a virtual event for tribal community leaders to hear from AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program team members, Tyesha Wood and Pamela Foster, on the AMBER Alert in Indian Country program. As part of this presentation, Ms. Wood provided an overview of the Ashlynne Mike […]

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Expanding Broadband on Tribal Lands

Melissa Blasing | June 7, 2021

Department of Commerce’s NTIA Announces Nearly $1 Billion in Funding to Expand Broadband on Tribal Land (Source: https://www.commerce.gov/news/fact-sheets/2021/06/fact-sheet-biden-administration-offers-nearly-1-billion-grants-help)  Operation Lady Justice would like to share the below announcement about a funding opportunity that may be able to assist Tribes with high-speed internet. Broadband access can be critical in assisting Tribes that are considering utilizing the Integrated […]

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Walking in Remembrance of Ashlynne Mike

Melissa Blasing | April 29, 2021

In Our Hearts We thought of you today. But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday. And days before that too. We think of you in silence. We often speak your name. Now all we have memories. And your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake. With which we’ll never part. […]

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American Indian Caucus Day

Melissa Blasing | April 27, 2021

In February 2021, AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AATTAP-AIIC) team members attended a virtual American Indian Caucus Day hosted by the Utah Division of Indian Affairs. The focus of this event was for legislators, community members, and Tribal leaders to discuss and share resources centered on improving state-Tribal […]

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39th Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Virtual Conference

Melissa Blasing | April 20, 2021

On April 14, 2021, AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AATTAP-AIIC) team members, Tyesha Wood and Pamela Foster, presented at the virtual 39th Annual Protecting our Children National American Indian Conference, hosted by the National Indian Child Welfare Association. Ms. Foster shared with participants the story of her daughter, […]

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Nation’s first Tribal Community Response Plan (TCRP)

Melissa Blasing | April 5, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Justice, April 1, 2021: Acting U.S. Attorney Leif Johnson, The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and FBI Announce Completion of Tribal Community Response Plan to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons PABLO — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Montana, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) of […]

First Year Report on Operation Lady Justice Activities & Accomplishments

Melissa Blasing | December 10, 2020

(From the USDOJ official press release) The Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) today [December 10, 2020] released a status report detailing accomplishments during its first year and outlining its strategy for the next 12 months. The President’s Executive Order (E.O.) 13898, set forth a range of tasks […]

AATTAP Attends the 4 Directions MMIW Conference

Melissa Blasing | November 30, 2020

In November 2019, AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AATTAP-AIIC) team members attended the 1st Annual 4 Directions MMIW Conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The conference was hosted by the Chickasaw Nation and included speakers who addressed a variety of topics related to missing and murdered Indigenous women such […]

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Penobscot Nation and AMBER Alert in Indian Country

Melissa Blasing | November 23, 2020

AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AATTAP-AIIC) team members attended the U.S. Department of Justice Tribal Access Program’s November 2019 (TAP) deployment with the Penobscot Tribal Court and Police Department, in Indian Island, Maine. The AATTAP-AIIC provided a presentation on the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act of 2018 and spoke with Penobscot Tribal Police, […]