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Upcoming Events 

Strengthening Sovereign Responses to Sex Trafficking in Indian Country and Alaska Conference

April 9–11, 2024| San Francisco, CA

Conference website: Sex Trafficking Conference - Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition (miwsac.org)

This conference will bring together survivors, tribal leaders, field experts, tribal communities, and federal partners focused on improving responses to sex trafficking of American Indian and Alaska Native children, women, and men. 

Questions regarding this event can be emailed to traffickingconference@miwsac.org.

Sexual Assault Tribal Advocate Institute (SATI) 

April 15-19th, 2024 | Colorado Springs, Colorado

Registration: Sexual Assault Tribal Advocate Institute (SATI) Registration (airtable.com)

Hotel Reservations: Home2 Suites Colorado Springs South | Red Wind Consulting (hilton.com)

SATI provides training to build the critical framework for Tribal Sexual Assault Advocates to effectively and appropriately respond to sexual assault survivors in their communities. The training includes crisis intervention, understanding trauma and decolonizing trauma, cultural supports for long-term healing, informed consent, confidentiality and mandated reporting, challenging issues, working with the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner, and working with the criminal justice response. Be sure to register and reserve your hotel before March 22nd, 2024 with room code C90-K to receive the special rate. 

If you encounter any issues registering or booking or have any questions, please email Laurenn@red-wind.net. 

Save the Date: Alaska Intertribal Technical Assistance Working Group on Special Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction

May 9-10, 2024 | Fairbanks, Alaska

Registration: Register for the Alaska Intertribal Technical Assistance Working Group on Special Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction (google.com)

Hotel options: hotels.pdf (anjc.org)

The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2022 (VAWA 2022) introduced a pilot program that will enable Alaska Tribes to criminally prosecute non-Indians for specific crimes committed in their villages. The primary purpose of the Alaska Intertribal Technical Assistance Working Group is to bring together Alaska Tribes to work collectively toward enhancing safety and justice within our communities, with an emphasis on considering and preparing for the exercise of Special Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction. 

For more information, contact the Alaska Native Justice Center at tribaljustice@anjc.net or 907-793-3550.

Save the Date: National Congress of American Indians 2024 Mid Year Convention & Marketplace

June 1-2, 2024 |Cherokee, NC at Harrah's Cherokee Resort

NCAI's event webpage: 2024 Mid Year Convention & Marketplace | NCAI 

At NCAI's 2024 Mid Year Convention & Marketplace, attendees will have the opportunity to work collaboratively to protect and enhance tribal sovereignty. This will be an in-person convention, which will take place in Cherokee, NC at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort. Tribal leaders, NCAI members, Native youth, and partners from across Indian Country will gather to embark upon a new era of Nation-to-Nation engagement, which will include: proactive strategy development, advocacy, and much more.

Save the Date: Intertribal Working Group (ITWG) 22nd Meeting

June 25-26, 2024 |Tulalip, Washington 

The Intertribal Working Group (ITWG) is a voluntary working group of Tribal representatives collaboratively to address criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians under VAWA 2013 and VAWA 2022. The 22nd ITWG meeting is planned for 2 full days: Tuesday, June 25, 2024 to Wednesday, June 26, 2024.

For any questions, please contact Chia Halpern Beetso at Chia@TLPI.org.

OVW Conference approval is pending.

Save the Date: 2024 American Indian Justice Conference

July 30-31, 2024 | Albuquerque, NM 

Meeting location:  Isleta Resort and Casino, 11000 Broadway BLVD SE, Albuquerque, NM

 

The American Indian Justice Conference is supported by funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance. This conference highlights best practices and innovative approaches to strengthen tribal justice, as well as address violent crime and opioid misuse.

The 2024 conference is planned for July 30-31, 2024 in Isleta Pueblo, NM. The conference planners for this event are the National Tribal Judicial Center (NTJC), the Tribal Judicial Institute at the University of North Dakota (TJI) and the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College (NCJTC).

Call for presentation contact email: charissea@judges.org. 

19th Annual Government-to-Government Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation

October 29-31, 2024 | Santa Fe, New Mexico

Conference website: Home (ovwconsultation.org) 

 

The consultation testimony sessions are open to federally-recognized, tribally elected and appointed leaders or their authorized designee to provide oral testimony. Tribal Leaders may also submit written testimony.

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is a grant-making agency in the U.S. Department of Justice. Under §903 of Title IX of the United States Department of Justice Reauthorization and Violence Against Women Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005), OVW is responsible for conducting annual government-to-government consultation with the leaders of all federally-recognized, Indian tribal governments on behalf of the United States Attorney General.

The purpose of consultation is to solicit recommendations from tribal government leaders on the following topics:


   (1) Administering tribal funds and programs;
   (2) Enhancing the safety of Indian women from domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, homicide, stalking,          and sex trafficking;
   (3) Strengthening the federal response to such crimes; and,
   (4) Improving access to local, regional, state, and federal crime information databases and criminal justice           

         information systems.

Registration, hotel Information and additional resources will be posted soon on the OVW consultation website at: https://www.ovwconsultation.org

For Questions Regarding Registration, Submission of Testimonies, Contact:
TribalConsultation@eventPowerSupport.com

For General Questions, Contact:
TribalConsultationSupport@chickasaw.com

Annual Events 

The Office on Violence Against Women is a grant-making agency in the U.S. Department of Justice. Under §903 of Title IX of the United States Department of Justice Reauthorization and Violence Against Women Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005), OVW is responsible for conducting annual government-to-government consultations with the leaders of all Federally recognized Indian tribal governments on behalf of the United States Attorney General.

The purpose of each consultation is to solicit recommendations from tribal government leaders on the following topics:

(1) Administering tribal funds and programs;
(2) Enhancing the safety of Indian women from domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, homicide, stalking, and sex trafficking;
(3) Strengthening the federal response to such crimes; and,
(4) Improving access to local, regional, state, and federal crime information databases and criminal justice information systems.

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