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American Indians/Alaska Natives

Missing or Murdered Indigenous People: Bringing Loved Ones Home

May 2022
Grassroots efforts working to increase national awareness and understanding of the missing or murdered indigenous persons crisis are highlighted in this video. Also referred to as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW), Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (MMIR), or other names specific to a Tribal community (such as Missing and Murdered Diné Relatives, MMDR, in the Navajo Nation); each acronym represents the generations of American Indians and Alaska Natives that have mourned missing or murdered loved ones. Working together can help bring healing and justice.

OVC FY 2022 Alaska Native Crime Victims Center of Excellence Pilot Program

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OVC will support the development of an Alaska Native Crime Victims Center of Excellence Pilot Program (the Center). The Center will develop a multi-faceted approach to engaging with the 231 Federally Recognized Tribes throughout Alaska to identify gaps, promote best practices, and, using experience from the field, building an evidence base that is relevant for Alaska Native Tribes and the crime victims they serve.

OVC FY 2022 Invited to Apply Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside Formula Grant Program

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Tribal applicants whose OVC FY 2022 Tribal Victim Services Set-Aside (TVSSA) Formula Program population certification was accepted have been notified via an email to the applicant primary points of contact and authorized representatives. Applicants should refer to the OVC FY 2022 TVSSA Formula Program solicitation for instructions on how to submit their application.

OVC FY 2022 Project Beacon: Increasing Access to Services for Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Victims of Human Trafficking Program

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The overarching goal of this program is to increase the quantity and quality of victim-centered services available to assist American Indian and Alaska Native victims of human trafficking in urban areas. This will be accomplished by developing the capacity of urban Indian centers to meet victims’ needs by providing a comprehensive range of services either in-house or through referrals to a network of collaborative partners.

Strengthening Services Through Action

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Geographical Areas Served
  • Anchorage
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
AK
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Open
Funding First Awarded
2021
$750,000

Services to minor victims of sex trafficking

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Geographical Areas Served
  • Onondaga County
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
NY
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Open
Funding First Awarded
2021
$577,502

November 2021 Featured Resources

This featured news content includes information about National Native American Heritage Month, the Transgender Day of Remembrance, and annual Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation grants.