Lost & Found Project
A native resource for First Nations communities, tribal law enforcement, and families of those impacted by the devastating crisis of missing and murdered indigenous people (MMIP, formerly missing and murdered indigenous women, MMIW).
There is a historical and ongoing crisis in Indian Country. Our women and girls, and now also boys and young men are going missing. Many cases are underreported, mishandled, or fall between the cracks for various reasons - jurisdiction technicalities on and off reservations; lack of resources for investigation; tribal police and government corruption. It is well-known among Native people that the sex trafficking industry targets Native Americans and that the statistics concerning missing and murdered Indigenous women are grossly underreported and difficult to estimate.
In February 2021, FireKeepers International's co-founders joined the National Congress of American Indians' National Task Force on MMIW/MMIP.
FireKeepers International Lost & Found Project Mission:
To provide culturally relevant, high quality, prevention training; investigative services; and resource support to Indian Country in matters of Missing and Murdered Indigenous people.
An Indigenous Solution to an Indigenous Problem
FireKeepers International offers training to high-risk individuals to help them become "hardened targets". This is done in the hopes that they can avoid victimization altogether. These training sessions include topics such as situational awareness; Wilderness First Aid and Survival, self-defense; anti-kidnapping; Escape and Evasion, and more. If you would like for our team to do training on your reservation or community, please contact us for more information.
This section is under construction.
Community, school and law enforcement training (coming soon)