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Indigenizing VAWA and VOCA Through Tribal Grassroots Organizing and Movement Building

Published Date: 
Friday, May 18, 2018

This webinar will provide updates on recent VAWA reauthorization efforts and the importance of continued advocacy for a permanent VOCA fix for a dedicated tribal funding stream under the Crime Victims Fund (CVF). While a historic victory was achieved by the provision of tribal funding under the CVF in the FY 2018 Omnibus Spending Bill, the Department of Justice is pressed to award $133 million to Indian tribes before September 30, 2018. Discussion will also focus on concerns and challenges the timing of this award presents for tribes.

Tribal grassroots organizing efforts have been and will continue to play a pivotal role in ensuring changes made in federal laws and policies are rooted in the needs and experiences of tribal victims/survivors and tribal governments. Please join NCAI VAW Task Force Co-Chairs and facilitators from NCAI and NIWRC for a discussion of these critically important matters, which will continue through the NCAI Violence Against Women Task Force Meeting at Midyear in Kansas City, Missouri.