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Annual Reports

At each year’s annual government-to-government tribal consultation, tribal leaders and representatives take time from their busy lives to share recommendations and concerns related to violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women. Many also submit written recommendations to the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of the Interior, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about improving the federal response to violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women.

OVW produces an annual report which summarizes the recommendations, testimony, and dialogue from the government-to-government tribal consultations, held pursuant to Public Law 109-162, Title IX, Section 903 of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2005, as amended. Please note that the consultation summary reports do not reflect the opinions or positions of the U.S. Department of Justice; rather, they provide a comprehensive overview of the testimony received. These documents have no force or effect of law and do not create any legally binding rights or obligations on persons or entities.

OVW also produces an update report in preparation for each year’s consultation. This report provides a comprehensive update on activities undertaken in the preceding year to respond to recommendations made at the prior year’s consultation, including the Department of Justice’s coordination and collaboration with tribes and other federal agencies to address these recommendations.



New! The 2021 Summary Report from the 16th Annual Government-to-Government Tribal Consultation is now available.


The 2021 Update on the Status of Tribal Consultation Recommendations is available below.


The 15th Annual Government-to-Government Violence Against Women 2020 Tribal Consultation Annual Report is available below.


Also available is a report summarizing the testimony received at OVW's tribal consultations and listening sessions held in June and July 2020 and during the subsequent written comment period. The report also describes OVW's responses to the testimony received.


The 2020 Update on the Status of Tribal Consultation Recommendations is available below.


Reports from the 2019 and 2018 government-to-government tribal consultations on violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women are available below.


Archived Reports

Additional reports can be found on the DOJ OVW website or you can click the button below.

View Archived Reports

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September 21-23, 2022
Anchorage, Alaska

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