Thursday, June 29, 2023 – Tribal search and rescue networks

Whether it’s the frozen Alaska tundra or the hot, arid expanse of the Navajo Nation, tribal law enforcement officials, helped out by dedicated volunteers, make up search and rescue systems ready to deploy in a moment’s notice. They have an array of tools, ranging from trained dogs to drones to try and find people reported missing and bring them home safe. We’ll hear from search and rescue professionals about how the methods and technology they use.


Dan Martinez (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs), tribal emergency manager

Alanna Wright (Yurok and Hupa), senior paralegal and special tribal criminal jurisdiction coordinator for the Yurok Tribe

Caleb Landers, deployment manager and K9 handler at Quapaw Nation Emergency Management 

Hugh MurrayK9 handler