AMBER Alert in Action

Implementing AMBER Alert in Indian Country

This 7-minute feature video was developed during the September 2018 inaugural training event, held at Fort McDowell, Arizona, for implementation of the training and technical assistance components of the 2018 Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act.

Cindy McCain, McCain Institute: Message on AMBER Alert in Indian Country

Mrs. Cindy McCain, founder of the McCain Institute, acknowledges and encourages the work of those participating in the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program’s ‘AMBER Alert in Indian Country’ training programs and collaborative events. AMBER Alert training is funded and guided by the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Ashton Fish, 2017 National AMBER Alert Symposium Performance

It took only a few minutes for 10-year old Ashton Fish to express for everyone at the 2017 AMBER Alert Symposium, through both word and dance, why everything possible must be done to protect missing and abducted children in Indian Country.

“I want to be the voice for all the Indian children,” said Fish. “I want the AMBER Alert to be on the reservation so none of our children can go missing, no one can steal our children and we won’t be afraid to walk in the dark.”

The young man then performed a traditional dance for all missing children. Fish first became aware of the issue of for Native American children when he heard about the abduction and murder of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike on the Navajo Reservation in May 2016.

Protecting Native Youth from Abduction and Exploitation

The National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College together with FirstPic, Inc., Morning Star Youth Council, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale, and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community are proud to announce this brief video illustrating how Native youth can protect themselves from abduction and exploitation, and work together – with peers and family - to stay safe.