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Tribal Events


NamUs offers a variety of free training and outreach services to Tribes and Tribal organizations, to include:

  • Individualized assistance learning the NamUs 2.0 database application.
  • Customized, online or classroom training for agencies on the NamUs 2.0 database application, forensic services, and the effective use of NamUs tools to resolve missing and unidentified person cases.
  • Presentations at local, state, and national training conferences (see events below for upcoming opportunities in your area).
  • Assistance with the coordination and implementation of local and statewide “Missing Person Day” events to enter cases into NamUs and facilitate the collection of family reference DNA samples.

Upcoming Events

Missing from San Carlos

Event Dates: November 30, 2022
Location: Undisclosed
Event Type: Meeting

Navajo Patrol Detective Division Training

Event Dates: November 28 - December 1, 2022
Location: Twin Arrows Casino, Flagstaff, AZ
Event Type: Conference

17th National Indian Nations Conference

Event Dates: December 6-9 30, 2022
Location: Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA
Event Type: Conference

See the full list of upcoming events related to NamUs.

Past Events

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Missing Person Identification Project (MPIP) Community Event – Pre-Planning Meeting

Event Dates: November 28, 2022
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Event Type: Meeting

2nd Annual Oklahoma 4 Directions Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) Conference

Event Dates: November 20-22, 2022
Location: Apache Casino Hotel, Lawton, OK
Event Type: Classroom

Law Seminars International 2022 Tribal Consultations

Event Dates: October 20-21, 2022
Location: Online
Event Type: Conference

Missing in New Mexico

Event Dates: October 22, 2022
Location: Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
Event Type: Symposium

The 17th Annual Government-to-Government Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation

Event Dates: September 21-23, 2022
Location: Hotel Captain Hook, Anchorage, AK; Online
Event Type: Conference

Missing From Fort Apache

Event Dates: August 24, 2022
Location: Chief Alchesay Activity Center (Centro de actividades Chief Alchesay), Whiteriver, AZ 
Event Type: Symposium

29th Annual Four Corners Indian Country Conference

Event Dates: August 10-12, 2022
Location: Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa, Glendale, AZ
Event Type: Conference
Registration Status: Open through June 1, 2022

U.S. AK-Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) Working Group

Event Dates: July 7, 2022
Location: Online
Event Type: Meeting

2022 Tribal Justice, Safety and Wellness Summit

Event Dates: June 6-9, 2022
Location: Online
Event Type: Summit
Registration Status: Open through June 1, 2022

Silent No More: Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP) Awareness Events

Event Dates: May 5, 2022
Location: Arizona State Capitol, Phoenix, Arizona
Event Type: Meeting

Navajo Nation Tribal Community Response Plan (TCRP) Meeting: Map Systems, Processes & Resources on the Navajo Nation in Missing Persons Cases

Event Dates: March 25, 2022
Location: Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, Flagstaff, AZ
Event Type: Meeting
Registration Status: Closed

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women National Day of Awareness

Event Dates: May 5, 2022
Location: Waterfront Park, San Diego, CA
Event Type: Ceremonies

United States Attorney’s Office First Listening Session on Improving Responses to Missing and Murdered American Indigenous Persons

Event Dates: April 14, 2022, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Pacific
Location: Jamul Indian Village of California, Jamul, CA
Event Type: Symposium
Registration Status: Closed

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Indian Country Law Enforcement Section

Event Dates: April 4, 2022, 9:00 am – April 5, 2022, 12:15 pm Pacific
Location:Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation Tribal Hall, El Cajon, CA
Event Type: Meeting
Registration Status: Open

Navajo Nation Police Department - National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) Training

Event Dates: December 14, 2021, 8:00 am – 11:00 am Eastern
Location: Navajo Nation Police Department - Chinle District; Chinle, AZ
Event Type: Classroom
Registration Status: Closed

Next Steps Virtual Conference on Missing & Murdered Indigenous People

Event Dates: October 14, 2021, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific
Location: Online
Event Type: Conference
Registration Status: Closed

Peer to Peer Training: A Virtual Peer Led Primer on Responding to our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives

Event Dates: September 28, 2021 – September 30, 2021
Location: Online (En línea)
Event Type: Workshop
Registration Status: Closed


Date Created: April 1, 2022