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Oklahoma tribes urge FCC to create MMIP alerts

TULSA, Okla. – The Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma is urging the Federal Communications Commission to approve proposed alert codes specifically for missing and endangered Indigenous people.

The federal agency has proposed establishing an event code that would use the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System to distribute alerts to people in certain areas about missing and endangered Indigenous people who are 17 years and older, and thus not covered by the Amber Alert system.

The five tribes passed their resolution supporting the proposed alert system at their April 19 meeting, arguing that the current missing persons event codes do not account for the epidemic of murdered and missing Indigenous men, women and Two-Spirit people.


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