WEBINAR: How to Better Protect Native Women— Preparing for the Upcoming Tribal Consultation with the Department of Justice
As part of its ongoing dialogue with tribes to improve public safety on tribal lands, the Department of Justice (DOJ) plans to host three separate consultations in mid-June on ways to better protect American Indian and Alaska Native women from violence. The upcoming consultations were announced in a letter to tribal leaders dated May 20, 2011. This recent announcement demonstrates the DOJ's strong commitment to combating violence against women in tribal communities. The upcoming consultations will be focused on whether this effort might be significantly advanced by new federal legislation, particularly amendments or additions to the Violence Against Women Act.
To facilitate the upcoming consultations and frame the discussion with tribes, the DOJ is circulating a framing paper, a copy of which can be viewed on the Tribal Law & Order Resource Center website at: http://tloa.ncai.org/news.cfm?view=display&aid=49. This paper provides a brief background of the problem and then hones in on three areas that may contain potential solutions: tribal criminal jurisdiction, tribal civil jurisdiction, and Federal criminal laws. These are all issues that tribes have repeatedly raised in their consultations with DOJ and the annual Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) consultations.
In order to better help tribal leaders prepare for the upcoming consultations, NCAI will host a webinar in which NCAI staff will walk participants through the issues raised by the DOJ's framing paper and facilitate a dialogue about potential responses. This webinar will be offered on two separate occasions. Please register for the session that is most convenient for your schedule.
Please choose the webinar session you would like to attend and click the corresponding registration link below:
Thu, Jun 2, 2011 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Thu, Jun 9, 2011 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar.