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Symposium: Missing or Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives

Event Dates

In an effort to find lasting solutions to the public safety challenges Tribal communities encounter and to protect them from violence, abuse, and exploitation, a national symposium on missing or murdered indigenous persons (MMIP) related issues for federal, state, tribal and local stakeholders will be held Sept. 14-16, 2021. 

This virtual training will address important topics like data collection, victim advocacy, creating a community strategy for addressing missing persons, and working collaboratively across jurisdictions. 

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 10, 2021
OLE Notification Deadline: Monday, September 13, 2021

Tuesday, September 14, 2021: 1:30 – 5:15 p.m. EDT

  • Overview of the National Indian Country Training Initiative and Operation Lady Justice
  • Data About MMIP: What We Know and What We Don't (Part 1)
  • Data About MMIP: What We Know and What We Don't (Part 2)

Wednesday, September 15, 2021: 1:30 – 5:15 p.m. EDT

  • Breakout Session 1A: Developing Tribal Community Response Plans for Missing Person Cases
  • Breakout Session 1B: Youth Vulnerabilities
  • Breakout Session 2A: Investigator's Panel
  • Breakout Session 2B: Victim and Family Services

Thursday, September 16, 2021: 1:30 – 5:15 p.m. EDT

  • Breakout Session 3A: State-Based Resources
  • Breakout Session 3B: Alerts The Future of MMIP Work

Date Created: August 12, 2021