On behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), Tribal Affairs Division, we are pleased to announce that registration and hotel room blocks are open for the 14th Annual Government-to-Government Tribal Consultation on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women, which will take place at the Silver Creek Event Center at Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Michigan, co-hosted by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. Details are provided here on this website.
The Violence Against Women Act requires the OVW to hold an annual consultation with Indian tribal governments on violance against AIAN women. The purpose of the consultation is to solicit recommendations from tribal government leaders on three topic areas:
- Administering grant funds appropriated for tribal governments and programs created to benefit tribal governments by the original Violence Against Women Act and subsequent legislation;
- Enhancing the safety of Indian women from domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; and
- Strengthening the Federal response to crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
OVW looks forward to receiving your important testimony and working with you to end violence in our tribal communities. We are very honored to serve in this role and participate with you in meaningful consultation that drives the work we do, together, for our AIAN people.
Very respectfully yours,
Sherriann Moore (Rosebug Sicangu' Lakota)
Deputy Director, Tribal Affairs Division
Office on Violence Against Women
U.S. Department of Justice
145 N Street NE, Suite 10W.100
Washington, DC 20530