VAWA 2005 requires DOJ, HHS, and DOI to consult with Indian tribes on an annual basis. This interaction on a nation-to-nation basis has allowed tribal governments and the United States to discuss matters that at the broadest level impact the safety of Indian women, and to propose strategies to address these issues. We hope that our Tribal Coalitions will join this webinar to review outstanding or emerging issues so that together we can address the most serious roadblocks to the safety of Native women. Tribal Coalitions are in a unique position to prepare tribal leaders regarding national and local recommendations with respect to how the federal government assists tribes in addressing violence against Native women.
This webinar will call upon Tribal Coalitions to participate in discussions, particularly around regional/local issues that need to be uplifted at the National level.
13th Annual Government to Government On Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation:
When: August 21-22, 2018
Where: Sioux Falls Convention Center | Sioux Falls, South Dakota
For more information go to: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/tribal-consultation and logistical information is available at: http://ovwconsultation.org/.
Presenters: Caroline LaPorte and Rachel Carr
This project was supported by Cooperative Agreement No. 2016-TA-AX-K073, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.