Please note that we hope to have a detailed workshop listing by the end of October. Click Here to view the agenda from the last conference.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

 
9:00 − 5:00 pm Pre-Conference Institutes
 
  Victim/Survivor Healing through Art  
  Crime Victimization in the Native LGBTQ Community  
  Foundation Funding for Tribal Programs  
  Using Tradition and Custom to Promote Healing in Tribal Courts (BJA)  
  Drug Endangered Children: Collaborative Responses (DOJ Legal Education)  
  Addressing Elder Abuse in Indian Country (HHS)  
  National Institute of Justice Indian Country Research Initiatives (NIJ)  
  Attorney General’s Task Force on AI/AN Children Exposed to Violence Report (OJJDP) (Morning Session)
Implementing VAWA Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction (BJA/OVW) (Afternoon Session)
 
  SORNA: Strategic Planning, Capacity Building and Sustainability (SMART Office)  
4:00 − 8:00 pm On-Site Conference Registration
and Distribution of Materials
Santa Rosa
     

Thursday, December 11, 2014

 
7:00 − 9:00 am On-Site Conference Registration
and Distribution of Materials
Santa Rosa
9:00 − Noon Plenary Opening Session California Ballroom
  Emcees
Sarah Deer (Mvskoke)
Bonnie Clairmont (Ho-Chunk)

Opening Invocation
Ernest Siva (Serrano/Cahuilla)

Honoring Victim/Survivor Voices
Flag/Honor Song
The Boyz

Posting of Colors
First Nations Women Warriors (Invited)

Welcome
Jeff L. Grubbe (Agua Caliente) (Invited)
Chairman, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

Cultural Ceremony (Chair Ceremony)
Honoring Ceremony for Victims/Survivors of Violence
Jim Clairmont (Sicangu Lakota)
Spiritual Leader

Opening Remarks
Karol V. Mason
Assistant Attorney General
Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Department of Justice

Hon. Eric H. Holder, Jr.(Invited)
Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice

FBI Indian Country Programs
James B. Comey
Director
Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)

VAWA 2013 Reauthorization: Role of Tribal Leadership
Deborah Parker
Vice Chair
Tulalip Tribe

VAWA 2013 Reauthorization: Pilot Project Panel Presentation
Moderator:  John Dossett, General Counsel
National Congress of American Indians

Panelists include representatives from all three VAWA Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction Pilot Project Tribes:

Pascua Yaqui Tribe
Alfred Urbina, Attorney General
Jill Engel, Chief Prosecutor

Tulalip Tribes
Michelle Demmert, Reservation Attorney
Sharon Hayden Jones, Domestic Violence
and Sexual Assault Prosecutor (Invited)

 
     
Noon − 1:30 pm LUNCH (on your own)  
1:30 − 3:00 pm Workshops A  
3:00 − 3:30 pm BREAK  
3:30 − 5:00 pm Workshops B  
7:00 − 9:30 pm Conference Working Dinner California Ballroom 
 

Emcee
Elton Naswood (Navajo)

Invocation
James Clairmont (Sicangu Lakota)
Spiritual Leader

Generational Voices Uniting for Healing
Bird Singers (Invited)

Artists Voices Uniting for Safety, Justice and Healing
Moderator: Elton Naswood (Navajo)

Healing Power of Words and Poetry
Joy Harjo (Mvskoke Creek)
Author and Poet

Healing Power of Art
Sam English (Turtle Mountain Chippewa)
Conference Artist

Healing Power of Music
Joanne Shenadoah (Oneida Nation)
Grammy Award Winning Singer/Performer/Composer/Lecturer
Co-Chair, Advisory Committee on AI/AN Children Exposed to Violence

 
     

Friday, December 12, 2014

 
8:30 − 10:00 am Workshops C  
10:00 − 10:30 am BREAK  
10:30 − Noon Workshops D  
Noon − 1:30 pm Working Luncheon

East Pool Deck
(Weather Permitting)

  Emcee
Elton Naswood (Navajo)

Invocation - TBD

Tribal Victim Advocacy Awards
Bonnie HeavyRunner Tribal Victim Advocacy Awards
Presented by Iris HeavyRunner PrettyPaint and Family (Invited)

Federal Role in Safety, Justice and Healing
Kevin Washburn (Invited)
Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs
U.S. Department of the Interior

Generational Voices Uniting through Music
Cody Black Bird

 
     
1:30 − 3:00 pm Workshops E  
3:00 − 3:30 pm BREAK  
3:30 − 5:00 pm Workshops F  

Saturday, December 13, 2014

 
9:00 − Noon Closing Plenary Session

Emcees
Sarah Deer (Mvskoke) (Invited)
Bonnie Clairmont (Ho-Chunk)

Honoring Victim/Survivor Voices
Honoring/Traveling Song
The Boyz

Generational Voices Uniting for Solutions

Indian Law and Order Commission 2013 Report
• Troy Eid, Former United States Attorney, Chair, Indian Law and Order Commission
• Therese Pauley, Tulalip Chief Judge, Commission Member
• Carole Goldberg, UCLA Law Professor, Commission Member

Attorney General Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence: November 2104 Report
• Sen. Byron Dorgan (Invited), Advisory Committee Co-Char
Former U.S. Senator, Chairman of the Board of Advisors, Center for Native American Youth
• Joanne Shenandoah, Advisory Committee Co-Char
Grammy Award Winning Singer/Performer/Composer/Lecturer
• Attorney General Advisory Committee Members

Closing Chair Ceremony Honoring Victims/Survivors of Violence
Jim Clairmont (Sicangu Lakota)
Spiritual Leader

Closing Remarks
Joye Frost, Director
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

 California Ballroom