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 […]

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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 […]

November 13, 2021: Five Years in Remembrance of Ashlynne Mike

Brian Thurber | November 15, 2021

Written by Pamela Foster, Mother of Ashlynne, and unwavering advocate for the protection of children in Indian Country This month on November 13th we celebrated Ashlynne’s birthday. This will be the 5th birthday where the only one who couldn’t attend was Ashlynne. Despite her physical absence, this day still belongs to her. On this beautiful […]

AIIC's Tyesha Wood presents at the MMIP's weekly meeting; image depicts a screen shot of the zoom meeting

AMBER Alert in Indian Country’s Tyesha Wood Presents at Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Weekly Meeting

Melissa Blasing | September 21, 2021

News Source: During last week’s Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women meeting, Tyesha Wood addressed how to further integrate Amber Alerts within Native American communities to aid in finding missing adults. The MMIW is charged with helping fight the abduction, homicide, violence and trafficking of Indigenous women in Wisconsin. The task force […]

2021 Women Are Sacred Conference

Melissa Blasing | July 15, 2021

In June, 2021, AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AIIC) program staff attended the 2021 Women Are Sacred Conference hosted by the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC). The theme for this year’s virtual event was “Carrying Our Medicine and Strengthening Our Vision to End the Violence,” and included presentations on various topics related to Missing […]

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Waking Women Healing Institute

Melissa Blasing | June 29, 2021

In April, 2021, the Waking Women Healing Institute hosted a virtual event for tribal community leaders to hear from AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program team members, Tyesha Wood and Pamela Foster, on the AMBER Alert in Indian Country program. As part of this presentation, Ms. Wood provided an overview of the Ashlynne Mike […]