Lost & Found Project
A Resource for the National Congress of American Indian's Missing & Murdered Indigenous (M&MI, formerly MMIW) National Task Force
There is an epidemic 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, the National Congress of American Indians asked FireKeepers International to become a resource for its National Task Force on Missing & Murdered Indigenous. We accepted the honor.
FireKeepers International Lost & Found Project Mission:
To provide prevention training; investigative services; and resource support to Indian Country in matters of Missing and Murdered Indigenous.
FireKeepers International offers training to high-risk individuals to help them become "hardened targets" in the hopes that they can avoid victimization altogether. These training sessions include topics such as situational awareness; avoiding risky behavior and lifestyle choices; self-defense; anti-kidnapping; wilderness survival; and more. If you would like for our team to do training on your reservation or comminity, please contact us for more information.
Whether cold cases or a quick reaction force, our team may be able to help with your missing loved one. We have training in forensic genealogy, crime scene analysis, and are licensed private investigators. Everything we do will be with the utmost of cultural respect and in accordance to indigenous protocol, to the best of our ability.
This section is under construction.
Community, school and law enforcement training (coming soon)
Our team consists of highly qualified and trained, instructor-level, top-tier operators. Together we bring a combined experience of six decades in the military, special forces, police, search & rescue, medical, tribal law enforcement, and private investigations.
Survival, Evasion, Resistance & Escape (SERE) Instructors
Crime Scene Analysis
Wilderness First Aid
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Improvised Explosive Device Analysis
Terrorist & Criminal Network & Tradecraft Analysis
Certified Missing and Exploited Child investigator
Anti-Human Trafficking Consultant
Kidnapping & Kidnapping attempt survivors
First Nations led
Martial Arts - Multiple Black Belts