AMBER Alert in Indian Country AMBER Advocate, Issue 4, 2022

Brian Thurber | December 21, 2022

California considers ‘Feather Alert’ for indigenous missing A California lawmaker is proposing a “Feather Alert” that would notify the public when indigenous people go missing under certain circumstances. Assembly member James C. Ramos said the alert would be activated through California’s AMBER Alert system and would be similar to the state’s Endangered Missing Advisory. “This […]

Two New Classes Focus on Missing Children in Indian Country Resources & Investigations

Denise Gee Peacock | November 8, 2022

Two new online, self-paced courses have been developed by the AMBER Alert in Indian Country/AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Programs for the Missing Child Investigations in Indian Country (MCI-IC) Series. The popular MCI-IC Series’ growing roster of classes, accessible via the National Criminal Justice Training Center, is designed to help law enforcement respond to cases of […]

Members of the Hopi and Paiute Tribal Police Departments with their newly-received AMBER Alert in Indian Country Toolkits

AMBER Alert in Indian Country Toolkits are ‘On the Move!’

Denise Gee Peacock | November 2, 2022

When a child goes missing, Law Enforcement response time is critical, and to be effective they need the right tools. The AMBER Alert in Indian Country Initiative (AIIC) assists Tribal Law Enforcement in establishing an AMBER Alert plan or to collaborate with their states in adopting their current AMBER Alert plan.  With the development of […]

Navajo Nation executive order signing

Navajo Nation Issues Historic ‘Guidelines for Missing Persons’

Denise Gee Peacock | October 27, 2022

The Navajo Nation has issued a ground-breaking executive order to investigate and locate missing Navajo persons in a manner that is empathetic to victims and their families. On Monday, October 24, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and First Lady Phefelia Nez were joined by Navajo Nation Police Chief Darryl Noon, Navajo Nation Executive Branch division […]

From the Whitehouse.gov website, from 2022 Indigenous People's Day

AMBER Alert in Indian Country Recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Denise Gee Peacock | October 10, 2022

(October 10, 2022) – Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which honors the historic, cultural, and contemporary significance of indigenous peoples  – and “the ongoing work to protect them,” said Tyesha Wood, Program Manager for the AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AIIC) Initiative. “AMBER Alert in Indian Country works in support of indigenous peoples’ safety through […]

AMBER Alert in Indian Country AMBER Advocate, Issue 3, 2022

Brian Thurber | September 6, 2022

New Washington State alert addresses high rate of missing indigenous people A first-of-its-kind alert system for missing indigenous women and people was signed into law in Washington state in March 2022. The system helps distribute information about missing Native Americans much like an AMBER Alert. Washington has the second-highest number of missing indigenous people in […]

Native American Woman holding out a red-painted palm

May 5th Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day Highlights the Urgent Need for Impactful Responses, Data, and Education

Denise Gee Peacock | May 5, 2022

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day events of May 5 will come in many forms — documentary premieres, educational symposiums, marches, and more — but all will share a singular goal: To spotlight the disproportionately high number of missing or murdered Indigenous women and girls while promoting resolution, collaboration, accountability, and prevention. “The […]

AMBER Alert in Indian Country – Issue 4 2021

Brian Thurber | December 6, 2021

  Nearly 10,000 Native Americans—more than 7,000 under the age of 18–went missing in 2020. Those statistics from the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) were shared at the first virtual AMBER Alert Indian Country Symposium—which was held in conjunction with the National AMBER Alert Symposium on August 17-19, 2021. Tribal AMBER Alert partners in attendance […]