Wisconsin Department of Justice Official Seal

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, […]

Shiprock Monument

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 […]

United National Indian Tribal Youth Annual Conference

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, […]

Traditional Native American dress

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 […]

Group Photo from the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Event in Oregon, May 2020

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 […]

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 […]

Screen shot depicting the Tribal Resources Tool Interactive Map

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 […]

Screen shot of video feature for the 32nd annual candlelight vigil, national police week 2020

Recognizing Service and Protection for Tribal Communities: 2020 National Police Week

Jim Walters | May 15, 2020

During this 2020 National Police Week, we wish to thank each of you for your service and sacrifice on behalf of the tribal communities across the United States. During these unprecedented times you have stayed strong, placing yourselves on the front lines, facing the dangers of the corona virus while protecting our children and our […]

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 […]

Tribal and local police officers arriving at scene, side of roadway

Recognizing the Importance of the Proclamation

Jim Walters | May 6, 2020

May 5th: Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives Awareness Day With the signing of a proclamation declaring May 5th as Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives Awareness Day, President Trump has taken a step forward in our nation’s efforts to raise awareness and protect Native American and Alaskan Native communities. Before […]