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Forthcoming USDOJ update to NISMART will gather law enforcement data on abductions

AMBER Advocate | May 4, 2020

The United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) will soon begin outreach to more than 4000 law enforcement agencies for assistance in updating and expanding data and analysis on stranger abductions of children. This effort – the Law Enforcement Survey of Stereotypical Kidnapping – will update the last systematic count which took place in 2011. It […]

AATTAP – AIIC Team Members and Representatives from the Wyoming State Patrol and Wind River Inter-Tribal Council

Wind River Inter-Tribal Council AMBER Alert Implementation Meeting

Tyesha Wood | April 21, 2020

Pictured Above: AATTAP – AIIC Team Members and Representatives from the Wyoming State Patrol and Wind River Inter-Tribal Council On March 11, 2020, the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program and AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AATTAP-AIIC) team, in partnership with the Wyoming State AMBER Alert Program, conducted a one-day AMBER Alert in Indian […]

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Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada Quarterly Meeting

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Pictured Above: Tyesha Wood, Project Coordinator, AMBER Alert Training & Technical Assistance Program and ITCN Council Members On January 31, 2020, AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program and AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AATTAP-AIIC) team members Tyesha Wood and Tanea Parmenter attended the quarterly meeting of the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada (ITCN) in Sparks, […]

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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 https://amberalert.ojp.gov, 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: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/trump-administration-launches-presidential-task-force-missing-and-murdered-american-indians 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; […]

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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 ALERT IN INDIAN COUNTRY – AMBER ADVOCATE ISSUE 3 2019

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 […]