Navajo Council Missing & Murdered Dine’ Relatives Task Force, 8:30 am, 10.12.23

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans, the Navajo Nation Council Naabik’iyati Committee Missing & Murdered Dine’ Relatives Task Meeting starts at 8:30 am, Oct. 12, 2023, in the Budget & Finance Committee meeting room in Window Rock, Arizona.

According to the MMDR’s website,, “We are a dynamic team tasked with developing a framework for a proposed Missing & Murdered Diné Relatives data institute and to create a missing persons community action toolkit to empower Navajo communities to be proactive in prevention, awareness, and mobilization to recover missing relatives and provide support to families of MMDR.”

​MMDR also stated, “We partner with several community stakeholders to hold community forums to reach out to Navajo families and understand the scope of the missing and murdered crisis.”

MMDR also works with Navajo Nation Missing Persons Updates, which is their sister organization. NN Missing Persons Updates is led by volunteer advocate and founder Meskee Yatsayte.

If you have any questions regarding NNMPU, you may reach Meskee via email at

The MMDR website also has an electronic request for a NN Missing Persons Updates missing persons flyer.

The MMDR website also has a “Missing Persons Community Action Toolkit” to aid families through the process of locating a missing relative, how to work with law enforcement, mobilize a community search/rescue with emergency management agencies, and to improve communication between all the involved parties. “The ultimate goal is to bring our relatives home,” the MMDR stated.

The Missing & Murdered Dine’ Relatives Task Force also has a Facebook page:

Oct 12, 2023, 8:30 – 10 a.m.
PRESIDING: Honorable Amber Kanazbah Crotty, Chairperson
LOCATION: Budget and Finance Committee, Conference Room, Window Rock, AZ
[ ] Honorable Amber Kanazbah Crotty, NABI
[ ] Honorable Helena Nez Begay, HEHSC
[ ] Honorable Eugenia Charles-Newton, LOC
[ ] Ms. Sonlatsa Jim, OOS
[ ] Mr. John Tsosie, OP/VP
[ ] Ms. Laveena Begay, JB
[ ] Ms. Reycita Billie, NNPD
[ ] Mr. Vernon Jackson, Chief Prosecutor’s Office
[ ] Ms. Angela Sanford, Chief Public Defender’s Office (Rep.)
Three Representative from Navajo Nation communities: to be determined

  1. ________________________
  2. ________________________
  3. ________________________
  4. Call Meeting to Order; Roll Call; and Invocation
  5. Recognize Guests and Visiting Officials:
  6. Review and Adopt the Agenda:
    (M) (S) (V)
  7. Receiving Reports:
    a. Report from Chenoabah Stilwell-Jensen, regarding identifying and accessing transitional housing services for families.
    (M) (S) (V)
    b. Report on the submission of Letter of Interest for 3 Representative from Navajo Nation communities.
    (M) (S) (V)
    c. Report from Sonlatsa Jim, Legislative Staff Assistant, Office of the Speaker regarding 4th Quarterly Report to be presented to Naabik’iyati’ Committee of the 25th Navajo Nation Council.
    (M) (S) (V)
  8. Old Business: None
  9. New Business: None
  10. Close the Meeting; Announcements; Adjournment
    (M) (S) (V)

Weekly Meetings for the Missing and Murdered Dine Relatives Task Force from 8:30 10 a.m. in-person and virtual hybrid (every Thursday’s).

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