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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

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

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
Registration Status: Open through June 1, 2022

See the full list of upcoming events related to NamUs.

Past Events

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

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

United States Border Patrol Missing Migrant Summit

Event Dates: April 12, 2022
Location: San Diego, CA
Event Type: Meeting
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