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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 […]

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OJJDP Releases 2019 Annual Report

AMBER Advocate | July 15, 2020

OJJDP has released its 2019 Annual Report to Congress. The report describes OJJDP’s programs and activities during fiscal year (FY) 2019. Find information on the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program (AATTAP) and AMBER Alert in Indian Country Program (AIIC) beginning on page 14. OJJDP awarded more than $323 million in FY 2019 to […]

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OJJDP Holds Tribal Consultation Webinar

Melissa Blasing |

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, […]

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AMBER Alert in Indian Country – Issue 2 2020

AMBER Advocate | June 30, 2020

On January 31, 2020, AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program and AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AATTAPAIIC) team members Tyesha Wood and Tanea Parmenter attended the quarterly meeting of the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada (ITCN) in Sparks, Nevada. During this meeting, they provided a brief presentation on the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian […]

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United National Indian Tribal Youth Annual Conference

Chelsa Seciwa | June 24, 2020

In July 2019, AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AATTAP-AIIC) team members attended the United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. AATTAP-AIIC hosted an information table during the event, and representatives spoke with more than 1,000 youth regarding the topic of missing and exploited children, […]

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Oklahoma’s 33rd Annual Red Earth Festival

Chelsa Seciwa |

In June 2019, AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AATTAP-AIIC) team members attended the 33rd Annual Red Earth Festival in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This event welcomed thousands from throughout the country who came together to celebrate Native American cultures. The AATTAP-AIIC hosted an information table during the event, and […]

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Strengthening the Safety Net: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Week

Tyesha Wood | June 15, 2020

In honor of Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives Awareness Day and to support the efforts to fight this crisis, the City of Portland Tribal Relations Program sponsored “Strengthening the Safety Net: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Week” from May 3-8, 2020.  During this week, the City of Portland’s Tribal Relations Program […]

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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 […]