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AMBER Alert in Indian Country – Issue 1 2020

AMBER Advocate | March 27, 2020

The US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, recently upgraded its AMBER Alert website at, which now includes access to information on AMBER Alert in Indian Country and the 2018 Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act and resulting initiatives. Lawmakers in Wyoming are drafting legislation to address issues involving missing and […]

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Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives Launched

AMBER Advocate | February 3, 2020

Read the original press release here: Trump Administration Launches Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives The Department of the Interior, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Health and Human Services today held the first meeting of a White House task force to address the incidence of […]

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Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes TAP into National Crime Information Systems

AMBER Advocate | January 6, 2020

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Gov. Reggie Wassana thanks the Dept. of Justice and the staff of the Judicial Branch for being chosen as one of the first tribes in this region to participate in the Tribal Access Program (TAP). (Photo / Rosemary Stephens) Originally published in The Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune December 15, 2019; […]


I Had to Become a Warrior Mom – AMBER Advocate Issue 4 2019

AMBER Advocate | December 17, 2019

Through the nightmare of learning her daughter had been murdered, Pamela Foster knew she must start a movement for missing and abducted Native American children. On May 2, 2016, her 11-year-old daughter, Ashlynne Mike, was kidnapped and lured to accept a ride home from a stranger within the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. “It’s the day […]

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AMBER Advocate | November 12, 2019

The Navajo Nation held a two-day symposium to address child sex trafficking in tribal communities. The training, entitled “Responding to Child Sex Trafficking & Exploitation in Tribal Communities,” was held May 30-31 in Shiprock, New Mexico. Provided by the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program (AATTAP), the training emphasized group collaboration, planning and implementation […]

The Legacy of Ashlynne Mike

AMBER Advocate | September 20, 2019

The US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention highlights the importance of understanding a parent’s worst nightmare, and features the presentation of Ms. Pamela Foster at the 2019 AMBER Alert in Indian Country Symposium.

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AMBER Alert in Indian Country – AMBER Advocate Issue 2 2019

AMBER Advocate | June 24, 2019

The 2019 National AMBER Alert in Indian Country Symposium will focus on the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act to support states and tribes in work to integrate AMBER Alert plans. The symposium, to be held July 30-August 1 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will include tribal public safety and emergency management leaders, state […]

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AMBER Alert in Indian Country News

AMBER Advocate | March 21, 2019

Navajo Nation Successfully Issues First Missing Endangered Person Advisory The Navajo Nation brought a nine-month-old baby safely back to his mother after issuing its first Endangered Missing Person Advisory. The Department of Emergency Management issued the advisory for Nickolias Elias Tom on September 26 after his non-custodial father took him and authorities determined the baby […]

AMBER Alert in Indian Country News

AMBER Advocate | January 12, 2019

Dialogue, networking and collaboration at Fort McDowell, Arizona, mark the commencement of AMBER Alert training and technical assistance under the 2018 Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert Indian Country law Tribal leaders, law enforcement, and child protection advocates came together September 25-26 in Fort McDowell, Arizona, to learn, dialogue and network at the inaugural session of what […]

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Sharing a Vision:

AMBER Advocate | January 2, 2019

Sharing a Vision: Bringing AMBER Alert to Indian Country, Building Comprehensive Child Recovery Strategies through State-Tribal Partnerships A new law born from the tragic abduction and murder of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike allows for increased collaboration, expanded resources, and thoughtful measures to protect children on tribal lands. As leaders from myriad Arizona tribes converse with Arizona […]