Tribal officials and AMBER Alert partners gathered for a child protection symposium on June 1-2, 2017, in Bismarck, North Dakota, to share ideas on helping children in Indian Country. The symposium included presentations on child exploitation, human trafficking, and endangered and abducted children.
Presentations addressed the latest tools and technologies to support AMBER Alert programs and ways to promote long-term solutions for public safety in Tribal communities. Speakers included Human Trafficking Victim Advocate Cindy McCain, North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp and a child sex trafficking survivor. The 2-day symposium was free of cost.