39th Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Virtual Conference

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On April 14, 2021, AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program, AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AATTAP-AIIC) team members, Tyesha Wood and Pamela Foster, presented at the virtual 39th Annual Protecting our Children National American Indian Conference, hosted by the National Indian Child Welfare Association.

Ms. Foster shared with participants the story of her daughter, Ashlynne, and advocated for tribes to implement an AMBER Alert plan in their own tribal communities. Additionally, Ms. Wood provided an overview of the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act of 2018 and discussed resources available to assist tribes with developing AMBER Alert plans in their communities. The AATTAP-AIIC also provided a virtual resource table and met with attendees during the event to discuss additional training and technical assistance opportunities available.

To learn more about this event, please visit the National Indian Child Welfare Association website at https://www.nicwa.org/.

To learn more about the AMBER Alert in Indian Country program and to request us to attend and present at your upcoming event, contact us today at askamber@fvtc.edu