Pamela Foster, left, is shown with Chyrl Jones, Deputy Administrator for the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).

‘Warrior Mom’ Pamela Foster Addresses Tribal Leaders About Need for AMBER Alert Training & Collaboration

Denise Gee Peacock | March 24, 2024

By Denise Gee Peacock At the 2024 National AMBER Alert Training & Technical Assistance Program (AATTAP)/AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AIIC) Symposium in New Orleans, Pamela Foster—the mother of Ashlynne Mike, namesake of the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act of 2018—spoke directly to Tribal leadership about the need for AMBER Alerts and AMBER […]

In Wisconsin, Oneida Nation Police Lieutenant Justine Wheelock (below) shows off her agency’s toolkit before the meeting’s group photo.

Dozens of Technology Toolkits now with Minnesota and Wisconsin Tribes

Denise Gee Peacock | January 26, 2024

The AMBER Alert Training & Technical Assistance Program’s AMBER Alert in Indian Country (AIIC) team recently provided Technology Toolkits to nearly two dozen Tribal nations in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Each durable toolkit—containing a rugged laptop, webcam, digital camera, scanner, and hotspot device with six free months of WiFi—can help Tribes work more quickly and efficiently […]

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AMBER Alert in Indian Country – Issue 1 2021

Brian Thurber | March 25, 2021

By Denise Gee Peacock On Nov. 25, 2020, the Navajo Nation AMBER Alert faced its first real test – and aced it. The AMBER Alert led to two young sisters being safely returned to their home in northwest New Mexico, and that left Navajo Nation Department of Emergency Management Harlan Cleveland breathing yet another sigh […]