AMBER Alert in Indian Country Female Associate Standing at Information Booth

Tribal Leaders Summit and Trade Show

Melissa Blasing | August 27, 2020

In September 2019, AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AATTAP-AIIC) team members attended the Annual Tribal Leaders Summit and Trade Show in Bismarck, North Dakota. This yearly event, is hosted by the United Tribes Technical College and brings together nearly 700 tribal leaders and partners from across the Great […]


Melissa Blasing | August 24, 2020

WASHINGTON – Research funded by the Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice found that Alaska Village Public Safety Officers improve the justice system’s response to sexual violence by increasing the likelihood that, in investigations involving minors, a case is referred for prosecution, according to an article published today by NIJ. The study by […]

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98th Annual Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial

Melissa Blasing | August 4, 2020

In August 2019, AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AATTAP-AIIC) team members attended the 98th Annual Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial in Gallup, New Mexico. The AATTAP-AIIC hosted an information table during the event, and spoke with attendees on resources available to assist tribes with developing and/or strengthening missing and […]

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Operation Lady Justice Announces 12 Virtual Tribal Consultations

Melissa Blasing | July 21, 2020

The Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, also known as Operation Lady Justice, announces the upcoming series of Tribal consultations under Executive Order 13898. The Executive Order requires the Task Force to “conduct appropriate consultations with Tribal governments on the scope and nature of the issues regarding missing and […]


OJJDP Holds Tribal Consultation Webinar

Melissa Blasing | July 15, 2020

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) hosted a Tribal Consultation webinar on June 25, 2020, for tribal leaders and representatives from across the country. The purpose of this webinar was to gather input from attendees on how OJJDP can assist tribes in implementing the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act, increase […]

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Wisconsin Announces Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force

Melissa Blasing | July 6, 2020

MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Josh Kaul announced on July 2, 2020, the launch of a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force to help fight the abduction, homicide, violence and trafficking of Indigenous women in Wisconsin. “Effectively addressing the problem of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Wisconsin will require law enforcement, tribal leaders, […]

2020 National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest Winner Elliana Conrad's Poster

AMBER Alert in Indian Country Recognizes 2020 National Missing Children’s Day

Melissa Blasing | May 22, 2020

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25 as National Missing Children’s Day. Each year, the U.S. Department of Justice, through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, commemorates this day with a ceremony to award the National Missing Children’s Day poster contest winner and recognize those that have made a difference in protecting […]

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A New Tribal Resource Tool for Survivors of Crime and Abuse

Melissa Blasing | May 20, 2020

American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) have the highest crime victimization rates in the nation but often have difficulty connecting with the services that exist to help them recover from crime and abuse. The National Congress of American Indians, the Tribal Law and Policy Institute, and the National Center for Victims of Crime, with input […]

Participants standing together outside near Shiprock, New Mexico, to participate in a memorial run/walk in honor of Ashlynne Mike

The 2020 Virtual Run/Walk in Honor of Ashlynne Mike

Melissa Blasing | May 7, 2020

May 2, 2020, marked four years since the abduction and murder of Ashlynne Mike. In memory of Ashlynne, her mother, Pamela Foster, held a virtual walk/run to honor her daughter and bring awareness to missing and abducted children in Indian Country. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pamela was unable to host a memorial run in […]