Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Presenter Bios  
9:00 − 4:30 pm Pre-Conference Institutes (Hotel Map)
4:00 − 8:00 pm On-Site Conference Registration
and Distribution of Materials
Santa Rosa
5:00 − 7:30 pm Conference Reception (Optional)
Reception Fully funded by sponsors including San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, and Casey Family Programs. (No federal funds utilized) 
East Pool Deck
(Weather Permitting)
  Emcee
Elton Naswood (Navajo
Capacity Building Division
Office of Minority Health Resource Center
 
  Braiding Strength, Hope, and Healing Through Music
Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida-Iroquois
Grammy Award Winning Singer/Performer/Composer/ Actress/Lecturer 
Former Co-Chair, Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence
 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

 
7:00 − 9:00 am On-Site Conference Registration
and Distribution of Materials
Santa Rosa
9:00 − Noon Plenary Opening Session Oasis 4 
  Emcees
Sarah Deer (Mvskoke)
Professor - Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
School of Public Affairs and Administration
University of Kansas

Kelly Stoner (Cherokee)
Victim Advocacy Legal Specialist
Tribal Law & Policy Institute
 
  Opening Invocation
Ernest Siva (Serrano/Cahuilla)
 
  Honoring the Wisdom of Our Warriors that Protect Our Safety
Flag/Honor Song

The Boyz
 
  Posting of Colors
First Nations Women Warriors Color Guard
 
  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 
Darlene Hutchinson Biehl, Director
Office for Victims of Crime
Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Department of Justice
 
  Matt Dummermuth
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General
Office of Justice Programs 
U.S. Department of Justice
 
  Braiding Strength, Hope, and Healing for the Path Forward: Telling Our Stories Through Various Mediums  
  Bonnie Clairmont (Ho-Chunk), Moderator
Victim Advocacy Program Specialist
Tribal Law and Policy Institute
 
  Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee)
Playwright
Partner, Pipestem Law
 
  Anne Makepeace
Writer, Producer, Director
Film: Tribal Justice
 
  Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida-Iroquois
Grammy Award Winning Singer/Performer/Composer/ Actress/Lecturer
 
  Taylor Sheridan -invited
Writer, Director
Film: Wind River
 
Noon − 1:30 pm LUNCH (On your own)  
1:30 − 3:00 pm Workshops A  
Caroline LaPorte
Lori Jump
Weaving a Braid of Support for Native Survivors of Domestic Violence and Dating Violence - REPEATED at F9
(Sponsored by National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center)
The StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-7NATIVE) is an anonymous and confidential domestic violence and dating violence helpline for all American Indians and Alaska Natives. Trained advocates, with a strong understanding of Native cultures and traditions, offer a safe space to talk about issues of intimate partner abuse, offer education and support, as well as make referrals to Native-centered domestic violence and sexual assault resources. Learn more about the StrongHearts Native Helpline and how we assist our Native people in their journey toward healing.
A1
Mesquite B

Kim Day
Jennifer Pierce Weeks
Ensuring Safety, Justice, and Healing for Sexually Abused Children: Demystifying the Pediatric Sexual Abuse Exam
(Sponsored by Office on Violence Against Women) (PowerPoint)
Child sexual abuse is complex and requires a community response. The medical forensic examination is an integral part of that response. The main goal of the sexual abuse exam is to address the holistic needs of the child and when fully understood is an opportunity for the entire team to promote healing.
A2
Mesquite C

Stephanie Weldon
Abby Abinanti
Joyce Hinrichs
Blair Angus
Alison Phongsavath
Scott Anderson
Battling the Opioid Epidemic: Collaborative Governments and Courts Working Together to Serve Tribal Children and Families
(Sponsored by Humboldt County and Yurok Tribe) (PowerPoint) (Handouts)
In Humboldt County, California, the Humboldt Superior Court and the Yurok Tribal Court, through a joint powers agreement, have created the Family Wellness Court as alternative to the juvenile dependency system. This presentation will inform participants with the wraparound teaming of service providers, benefits, and development process.
A3
Mesquite D–E
Jeremy NeVilles-Sorell
Aldo Seoane
Greg Grey Cloud
Bringing Men Back to Our Traditional Roles to Protect and Honor Our Communities
(Sponsored by Wica Agli)
In Native communities we have issues unique to each community and issues common to all. As we build the movement of engaging men and youth to restore traditional teachings and roles of men to protect and honor we are also building our tools to increase our outreach, awareness, and education efforts. This presentation will cover culturally specific approaches to help bring awareness to crime victimization issues for community organizers, community members, and those working with men who desire Native-specific tools or ideas for developing a response to the contributing factors of crime and victimization in Indian country and focusing on engaging men to become aware of root causes for issues like suicide, depression, and drug and alcohol abuse in their community.
A4
Mesquite G–H
Teri Deal
Katherine Trujillo
Moderator:
Rebekah HorseChief
Evaluating Your Program for Effectiveness: Research and Evaluation Tools to Help Meet Your Deliverables and Sustain Your Program
(Sponsored by Bureau of Justice Assistance)
Most tribes, tribal courts, and their various programs related to victim’s services are grant funded—either through private or federal funding. We understand the importance of collecting and evaluating program performance milestones and doing so on a very small budget. This session proposes to discuss culturally sensitive research methods (including community-based participatory research), data collection, and evaluation tools to help your program and court report its effectiveness. 
A5
Smoke Tree A-B
Rita Martinez
Ada P. Melton
DeeJay Chino
Stakeholder Engagement in Tribal Research with American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities
(Sponsored by American Indian Development Associates, LLC) (PowerPoint)
Research in tribal communities and Alaska Native villages requires active and meaningful involvement and collaboration by a variety of stakeholders including tribal leaders and citizens. This session will present what the researcher’s role is in identifying and engaging tribal stakeholders and gaining stakeholders perspectives at various levels. The presentation will provide a brief overview and examples of tribal-led research initiatives as well as other types of research that tribes may be participating in at the regional and national level. The session will review research proposals and objectives and the oversight of research designs, methods, and approaches; possible engagement challenges; participation in analysis of findings and publications; dissemination strategies; and tribal use of research findings.
A6
Smoke Tree C
Jim Walters
Pamela Foster
James Antal
Hidden Dangers: Missing and Exploited Children in Indian Country
(Sponsored by Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention)
This module looks at recent cases of Native American and Alaskan children abducted by sexual predators in their own communities, the dynamics of abduction, as well as community-based programs to protect children from the danger of abduction. Participants will hear from Pamela Foster, the mother of eleven-year-old Ashlynne Mike, who was abducted and murdered on the Navajo Nation Reservation in May 2016. The discussion will include new developments in federal law regarding AMBER Alert resources for tribal communities and the steps tribes can take to create AMBER Alert plans.
A7
Smoke Tree 
D-E
Korey Wahwassuck
John P. Smith
Jennifer Fahey

How to Create a Joint Jurisdiction Court: Project T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More)
(Sponsored by Bureau of Justice Assistance)
Attendees will get a brief overview of how the first joint jurisdiction courts were formed and how Project T.E.A.M. helped pilot sites develop their own courts, and will gain an understanding of jurisdictional issues and the ways in which tribes can exercise tribal sovereignty and promote healing, safety, and justice through joint jurisdiction courts. Attendees will be provided with Project T.E.A.M.’s Joint Jurisdiction Courts: A Manual for Developing Tribal, Local, State & Federal Justice Collaborations, and have an opportunity to ask questions of Project T.E.A.M. that are specifically related to their own jurisdictions. Attendees wishing to develop their own joint jurisdiction courts will receive 1:1 assistance from Project T.E.A.M. to complete an action plan to follow for creating their own programs.
A8
Sierra/Ventura
Lisa Heth
Kendall Cadwell
Helping Victims of Sex Trafficking to Heal and Find Their Purpose
(PowerPoint) This presentation will focus on providing sex trafficking victims options of healing and helping victims to find their purpose and strength and become self-sufficient. Participants will also learn how to refer victims to Pathfinder Center.
A9
Pasadena
Virginia Davis
Steve Aycock
Esther Labrado
VAWA 2013 Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction: The First Five Years
(Sponsored by Office on Violence Against Women)
This workshop provides an overview of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013), summarizes how this landmark provision has been implemented, and analyzes its impacts in the five years since it was enacted. It will also include a panel comprised of a handful of representatives from tribes who have implemented. This examination of the tribes’ early exercise of Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction suggests that VAWA 2013 has been a success. As Congress intended, the law has equipped tribes with the much-needed authority to combat the high rates of domestic violence against Native women, while protecting non-Indians’ rights in impartial, tribal forums.
A10
Madera
Michele Mas Sweetgrass Grows: Moving from Victim to Survivor Using Traditional and Western Methods of Healing
(PowerPoint) This workshop provides a safe place for participants to enhance their knowledge/skills for work with individuals who have experienced trauma, complex trauma, and/or vicarious trauma. The presenter will provide an overview of skills that develop and/or are missing due to trauma exposure. Participants will have the opportunity to learn strategies to help cope with trauma triggers and learn methods of integrating wellness into healing.
A11
Catalina
Leslie A. Hagen Investigation and Prosecution of Non-Fatal Strangulation
(Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice) (PowerPoint)
Some American Indian/Alaska Native communities experience very high rates of domestic violence, to include serious assaults like strangulation. Strangulation is one of the best predictors for the subsequent homicide of victims of domestic violence. The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 amended the federal assault statute to include a new federal felony: “Assault of a spouse, intimate partner, or dating partner by strangling, suffocating, or attempting to strangle or suffocate.” This session will focus on the successful investigation and prosecution of the nonfatal strangulation case while incorporating a trauma-informed victim response.
A12
Mojave
Mirtha Beadle
Eugenia Tyner-Dawson
Jeannie Hovland
Benjamin Smith
Danica Brown
Promoting Federal, Tribal, and State Partnerships to Combat the Opioid Crisis
(Sponsored by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) elevated tribal communities as a priority in its efforts to combat the opioid crisis and is collaborating with federal partners to address the impact of opioids and other drugs in Indian country. SAMHSA expanded tribal access to opioid resources, including awarding $50,000,000 under the new Tribal Opioid Response grant program in federal fiscal year 2018. SAMHSA is also supporting development of collaborative tribal-state plans for addressing the opioid crisis. This workshop will inform participants about federal efforts to work in harmony with tribes and states on opioid and other substance abuse. The intent of the workshop is to strengthen tribal engagement to ensure that collaborative efforts are meaningful and beneficial to tribal communities.
A13
Pueblo
Eileen West
Roshanda Shoulders
Carlette Randal
Providing for Strong Healthy Children and Families
(Sponsored by Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau)
If a child was placed outside of the home the goal is to return home or to another permanent home such as guardianship or customary adoption. Federal funding is available to help with the placement costs, services, and related administrative expenses for eligible children. New federal legislation allows for additional ways to use federal funding in support of children and their families. The federally funded Capacity Building Center for Tribes can assist tribal child welfare systems through work on policies and procedures, organizational assessments, and other activities. This workshop will provide a broad overview of the funding under Title IV-E; how Title IV-B funding intersects with IV-E; the plan a tribe would need to develop to access the funding; and the technical assistance available.
A14
Chino
3:00 − 3:30 pm BREAK (Fully funded by sponsors including San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, and Casey Family Programs. No Federal Funds used.)  
3:30 − 5:00 pm Workshops B 
Joanne Shenandoah Embracing the Voice Within
(PowerPoint) Since 1986 Dr. Shenandoah has been professionally providing traditional healing to the world through the gift of music. Shenandoah illustrates how music follows the vibration of words that, in turn, heals body and spirit. Her teachings are designed for healthcare workers as well as victims of violence whether they be children, adults, or elders.

B1
Mesquite B
Kim Day
Bonnie Clairmont
Christina Presenti
Working in Harmony to Build a Cross-Jurisdictional Approach to Sexual Assault Using the New SART
(Sponsored by Office on Violence Against Women and Office for Victims of Crime) (SART Manual) (PowerPoint)
Tribal nations are always seeking tools that they can use to develop and build tribal and culturally specific responses to sexual assault based on their unique needs. The newly revised SART toolkit can be a great resource to support those efforts. During this session we will provide an overview and demonstration of the new toolkit.
B2
Mesquite C
Amanda Takes War Bonnett
Carmen O’Leary
Empowering Children in Shelter: Woksape Un Kpazo Pi (We Are Showing It through Wisdom)
(Sponsored by Office on Violence Against Women) (PowerPoint)
Presenting developed curriculum for advocates to use in domestic violence shelters working with children. Offers culturally based activities developed around safety.
B3
Mesquite D–E
Lenny Hayes Understanding the Impact of Sexual Violence on Boys and Men: How Do We Help?
Often men are the neglected victim of all forms of sexual violence including being abused as a boy. It is frightening to realize how widespread sexual abuse and violence is in our society and yet how strong the denial of it is. The presenter will discuss the impact of sexual abuse against heterosexual and gay men as adults and as children. Most often sexual abuse prevents the individual from having healthy relationships.
B4
Mesquite G–H
Jackie Crow Shoe
Elsie Boudreau
Gathering to Bring Healing: It Is Time
(PowerPoint) Arctic Winds Healing Winds helped strengthen and support healing within Alaska Native communities with promising outcomes that can be applied to other tribal communities. Including in this work is the use of data, community partnerships, and the voices of youth and families. We will share specific products developed with the support of the Capacity Building Center for Tribes. This session will include active discussion with participants about ways to engage their tribal communities using these Alaska Native values demonstrated. Artic Winds Healing Winds holds the truth that each individual is a leader, that leadership resides in everyone, and therefore, that it can be nourished and developed. The end result of transformational leadership is empowering others to take more initiative, inspiring them to be more committed, and building their self-confidence.
B5
Smoke Tree A-B
Jeremy Braithwaite
Marilyn Casteel
Bridging Scholarship and Advocacy: A Case Study of Survivorship Storytelling
The purpose of this workshop is to describe the ways in which survivorship storytelling can inform culturally relevant solutions to justice delivery, healing, and cultural resilience of Indigenous persons. Based on a survivorship storytelling study, a researcher and survivor share both the empirical and experiential evidence of resilience of Alaska Native women.
B6
Smoke Tree C
Lawrence King
Charlene Jackson
Tribal Governance and the Courts: Protecting Victims and Ensuring Fairness
Unlike federal and state governments, there is little “separation of powers” between the branches of some tribal governments. Tribal judges have external ethical constraints that have to be followed to protect victims of crime, due process, and fairness to the parties and the promotion of trust in the tribal judiciary.
B7
Smoke Tree 
D-E
Chris Chaney

Utilizing Background Checks to Improve Public Safety in Indian Country
(Sponsored by Federal Bureau of Investigation) (PowerPoint)
This presentation will discuss the various federal legal authorities that are available to tribal governments to access FBI maintained criminal history record information for the purpose of conducting background checks.
B8
Sierra/Ventura
Melissa Clyde
Amber Kanazbah Crotty
Kathleen Finn
Nathaniel Brown
Eric Gale
Influencing Policy Solutions: Navajo Nation Human Trafficking White Paper – Repeated at C13
(Sponsored by Navajo Nation and Casey Family Programs)
The Navajo Nation developed a White Paper to address human trafficking to aid policy makers in strengthening laws against trafficking, promote prevention, and implement victim-centered approaches/programs. The White Paper is a tool to clearly define objectives, challenges, and solutions to bolster protections for victims and to strengthen prosecution.
B9
Pasadena
N. Diane Gout What If Our Normal Meter Is Broken?
(PowerPoint) Through the sharing of my own stories, attendees will gain a unique insight into the dynamics of finding oneself in an abusive intimate partner relationship. How did we get there? Why do we stay? And, how to reject the shame that we, as victims and survivors, often feel. Attendees will also gain a different perspective about the healing process for victims of physical and sexual trauma.
B10
Madera
Kelly Hallman
Ashley Sarracino
Building Girls’ Skills to Cope with Crises Occurring in Indian Country
(PowerPoint) Protective assets are human capabilities that can help girls better cope with crises, navigate interpersonal relationships, and make future plans. Global evidence shows protective assets lead to greater knowledge, confidence, financial and life-planning skills, stronger social capital, and safer sexual encounters for girls. An evidence-based pilot adaption for Indian country will be described.
B11
Catalina
Brian Kauffman
Angie Walker
Policing in Indian Country: Building Sustainable Public Safety Collaborative Partnerships to Assist Victims in Indian Country
(Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice, COPS Office) (PowerPoint)
This presentation will explore collaborative partnership development between tribal public safety and state and other essential nontribal agencies. During the presentation, presenters will discuss strategies and approaches that can be used to help victims of crime who encounter tribal public safety agencies. During this session, participants will be encouraged to share their own perspectives on collaboration and partnership development and the challenges they present for victims and tribal policing practices.
B12
Mojave
Gayle Thom
Marlys Big Eagle
Leaders Building a Victim-Centered Response to Mass Violence
(PowerPoint) Leaders at all levels will be evaluated in the aftermath of mass violence. History has proven any leader’s success in their handling of the tragedy will be measured by how well victims feel they were treated. To promote safety, justice, and healing, tribal leaders and victim assistance professionals must build partnerships with federal and state agencies, support partnerships between tribes, and network together in collaboration to prepare for a victim-centered, coordinated response to mass violence in our communities. A US Attorney’s Victim Witness Coordinator and a retired FBI Victim Specialist, the trainers’ experience in responding to mass violence in tribal communities and in nontribal incidents provides first-hand insight. This engaging and enjoyable session will provide practical strategies to prepare for an effective victim-centered response to mass violence. 
B13
Pueblo
Matthew Kenyon
Emily Patton
Performance Reporting for OJP Grantees
(Sponsored by Office of Justice Programs) (Handouts)
This presentation will provide an overview of performance reporting for the Office of Justice Program grantees. It will cover the Performance Measurement Tool functionality and updates to the performance reporting requirements for grantees.
B14
Chino
     

Thursday, December 6, 2018

 
8:30 − 10:00 am Workshops C  
Patricia Lenzi
Hedi Bogda
Sherrie Lawson
Rebels and Natives: How Columbine and Other Mass Shooting Survivors Aided a Tribal Community after Tragedy Struck
TRIGGER WARNING FOR SURVIVORS OF GUN VIOLENCE (PowerPoint)
After a mass shooting at Cedarville Rancheria left four dead, two physically wounded, and all survivors with significant psychological harm, the tiny tribal community was adrift. With no ability to provide support to themselves during recovery, and virtually no support from law enforcement LE partners and local mental health providers, they reached out to a nontribal support group online. The community began connecting with The Rebels Project, a nonprofit support group founded by Columbine High School survivors. Presenters will tell their stories of survival, but emphasis will be on the invaluable support this group has provided to others; will explain their path of the daily struggle of coping with PTSD; make suggestions for providers and first responders; and describe the unique bond of support provided to other survivors of mass violence.
C1
Mesquite B
Art Martinez
A.J. Ernest
The Center for Native Child and Family Resilience: Culturally Engaged Effectiveness of Family Resilience Models
(Sponsored by Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau)
The Center for Native Child and Family Resilience is a Quality Improvement Center initiative of the Children’s Bureau. The center presentation will tell the story of development leading to a tribal voice in the development of culturally engaged care, advancing the promise of cultural models of prevention and the engagement of Indigenous evaluation methods. This center will present important information about its work to develop an evidence- and data-based tool for the development of tribal community-based prevention models of care, intervention, and prevention of child maltreatment.
C2
Mesquite C
Ann Gilmour
Frances Ho
Juan Ambriz
Vida Castaneda
State and Tribal Court Collaboration to Improve Victim Safety
(Sponsored by Judicial Council of California) (Handout) (Handout)
Tribal victims of domestic violence face greater risks and challenges when seeking protection. In California, these challenges include the jurisdictional challenges of Public Law 280, lack of tribal resources, and lack of access to law enforcement databases among many others. This session will discuss some of the innovations undertaken at a statewide and local level within the California Court system to improve access to justice for tribal victims of domestic violence.
C3
Mesquite D–E
Jeremy NeVilles-Sorell
Aldo Seoane
Greg Grey Cloud
Helping Men Walk in Balance by Addressing Historical Trauma and Youth Victimization - REPEATED AT D13
(Sponsored by Wica Agli) (PowerPoint)
Our communities cannot be healthy until we address the impact of historical and intergenerational trauma. Native men have long histories of being victims of colonization, boarding schools, and racism that we internalize and then use to perpetrate the same learned violence onto ourselves and our families. However, many victim services providers do not have the capacity to respond to the unique types of victimization and trauma that Native men experience. This workshop will also review the historical traumas experienced by Native men and the normal reactions to trauma by men of color, and will present strategies to enhance healing and supportive services for men of color.
C4
Mesquite G–H
Allison Turkel
Kimberly Woodard
State VOCA Administrators and Tribal Victim Services: Working Together to Ensure Better Outcomes for AI/AN Victims of Crime
The Office for Victims of Crime invites tribal meeting participants to gather with state Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) administrators to provide introductions, discuss any questions related to victim’s assistance and compensation, and discuss gaps and trends.
C5
Smoke Tree A-B
Eric Smith
Susan Wells
Tribal-State Collaboration on Cases Relevant to Restorative Justice/Practice
(PowerPoint) (Hand Out) This session will address referral of state court cases involving Native people to tribal restorative justice programs in cases in which the state retains jurisdiction. Criminal cases, sentencing, and probation will be discussed, with a focus on victim impact and restoration, as well as custody and child protection cases.
C6
Smoke Tree C
Mirtha Beadle
Eric Broderick
Benjamin Smith
Tribal Law and Order Act: Developing a Community-Driven Tribal Action Plan
(Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Justice, and Department of the Interior)
A Tribal Action Plan (TAP) is a critical tool for strategically combating opioids, alcohol, and other substances of abuse. The Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) includes provisions related to developing TAPs that are comprehensive, community driven, and responsive to local substance abuse and related concerns. This workshop provides information on the TLOA Indian alcohol and substance abuse requirements, clarifies guidelines on developing a TAP, and will engage participants on developing TAPs that collaboratively target substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery as well as justice, safety, and healing for tribal communities.
C7
Smoke Tree 
D-E
Lauren van Schilfgaarde
Alex Cleghorn
Diverting Cases to Wellness Court: Strategies for Creative Collaborations for Tribes in Alaska, PL 280, and Beyond
(Sponsored by Bureau of Justice Assistance) (PowerPoint) (Hand Out)
Healing to Wellness Courts, also known as tribal drug courts, are non-adversarial, case management-oriented dockets for substance-abusing defendants. Yet, for much of Indian country, many tribal members in need of Wellness Court have cases that originate in the state. This workshop will explore creative strategies employed by tribes to divert cases to the Wellness Court, including informal collaboration, case transfers, diversion agreements, joint jurisdiction courts, and inter-tribal courts. This workshop will specifically examine Alaska and the creative approaches tribes can use in their efforts towards re-indigenizing tribal justice systems and tribal communities.
C8
Sierra/Ventura
Nicole Matthews
Guadalupe Lopez
Anti-Oppression Work and Decolonizing Our Thinking
(Sponsored by Office on Violence Against Women)
This session will introduce participants to an antioppression framework for viewing sexual and domestic violence. Participants will engage in various activities that help unpack how oppression and colonization contribute to sexual violence in Indian country and will learn how to begin decolonizing the antiviolence movement.
C9
Pasadena
Eric Parsons Domestic Violence Fatality Review in Rural and Native American Communities
(Sponsored by Office on Violence Against Women)
Montana has served as a model for other states establishing their own domestic violence fatality review teams or reinvigorating existing teams. Recently, the state created a second team, focused on Native American domestic homicide, due to extraordinary rates of domestic homicide in Indian country. Currently, this is the only team of its kind in the nation. The presentation will highlight similarities and differences in domestic violence deaths across a large, western, rural state and Indian country, which includes seven reservations in Montana.
C10
Madera
Dianne Barker-Harrold Compassion Fatigue and Stress Relief for Service Providers in Indian Country
(PowerPoint) This presentation is to provide information related to trauma, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and stress relief, cultural, and no-cost, high-cost, and low-cost stress-relief activities, and self-tests and life stress tests and has interactive activities.
C11
Catalina
Sarah Henry
Caroline LaPorte
Protection Orders, Indian Country and Full Faith and Credit
(Sponsored by Office on Violence Against Women)
Protection orders are one way to enhance the safety of Native women experiencing domestic violence and increase offender accountability. This session will provide information on the issuance and enforcement of protection orders, including enforcement of tribal orders outside of Indian country, as well as tribal and state collaboration.
C12
Mojave
Eric Gale
Melissa Clyde
Amber Kanazbah Crotty
Kathleen Finn
Nathaniel Brown
Influencing Policy Solutions: Navajo Nation Human Trafficking White Paper – REPEAT OF B9
(Sponsored by Navajo Nation and Casey Family Programs)
The Navajo Nation developed a White Paper to address human trafficking to aid policy makers in strengthening laws against trafficking, promote prevention, and implement victim-centered approaches/programs. The White Paper is a tool to clearly define objectives, challenges, and solutions to bolster protections for victims and to strengthen prosecution.
C13
Pueblo
Trish Thackston
James Smith
Department of Justice Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation General Overview
(Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice)
The Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) is a funding opportunity that combines DOJ’s existing Tribal Government–specific competitive solicitations into a single solicitation requiring only one application from each tribe or tribal consortium. The key goals of this session are to:  1) provide a general overview of CTAS; 2) highlight key application and purpose area requirements; 3) Identify tools and resources for applicants that will facilitate the application process; and 4) Provide an opportunity for applicants to ask CTAS-related questions.
C14
Chino
10:00 − 10:30 am BREAK (Fully funded by sponsors including San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, and Casey Family Programs. No Federal Funds used.)  
10:30 − Noon Workshops D  
Columba Quintero-Cruz Healing the Healer: Integrative Nutrition and Native American Fitness Instruction
(PowerPoint) Guiding Native American victims of crimes and their families through the healing process is sacred work that requires providers to take care of themselves spiritually, physically, and mentally. This presentation will provide inspirational culturally relevant integrative-nutrition coaching along with fitness instruction that incorporates physical movement/exercise to Native American music/song/dance/language for persons of all fitness levels.
D1
Mesquite B
Arlana Bettelyoun
Tatewin Means
Larry Swalley
Caretakers of the Children - REPEATED AT E13
(PowerPoint) Oglala Lakota Children’s Justice Center will provide a program overview of culturally appropriate application and advocacy for children and their nonoffending caretakers. Also provided is the “History of Wakanyeja (Sacred Children): Encompassing from the Point of Trauma throughout Healing.” Utilizing the lessons from our historical past, combined with our traditional and contemporary methods to provide comprehensive holistic advocacy to wakanyeja and their tiospaye (family).
D2
Mesquite C
Rachel Maurice
Luke Madrigal
Tribal Crisis Response Team Development and Cross-Jurisdictional Collaboration
(PowerPoint) (Hand Out) The purpose of this training session is to increase tribal crisis response during a crisis on tribal lands and increase the number of trauma-informed tribal crisis responders. This training offers strategies for addressing the cultural, jurisdictional, and historical complexity of tribal communities and non-tribal governmental agencies working collaboratively together. A personal account of how a survivor of a high school shooting shares the value of responders providing victim centered services when working with victims. This training builds upon and shares lessons learned based on the success of a decade long program in Southern California.  
D3
Mesquite D–E
Judith Kozlowski Listening Session on Elder Abuse
(Sponsored by Elder Justice Initiative)
The Elder Justice Initiative at the U.S. Department of Justice has embarked on a journey to learn how rural and tribal communities experience and respond to elder abuse. This listening session seeks to hear directly from tribal communities about the challenges they face and, importantly, to reveal the strengths exhibited by their communities.
D4
Mesquite G–H
Mike Jackson
Anthony Gastelum
Mona Evan
Circle Peacemaking: Using Your Tribal Traditional Values for Community Justice and Healing
(PowerPoint) Kake Circle Peacemaking has been shared  for more than twenty years to those that would like to learn the Traditional Tribal Restorative Justice process. Now tribes, state courts, school districts, metropolitan community restorative justice groups, and universities practice versions of the Kake Circle Peacemaking. Circle Peacemaking’s focus is on the victims to make sure healing begins and they become survivors.
D5
Smoke Tree A–B
N. Diane Gout

Tribal Victim Services Data Collection Tool
Since May 2016 Gray O.A.K., LLC and the Native Alliance Against Violence have been working collaboratively to develop an ACCESS database that will assist tribal domestic violence and sexual assault programs in collecting information required for their federal and state statutory reporting requirements. The database was developed specifically with the needs of tribal programs at the forefront. We piloted the database, soliciting feedback from nearly two dozen tribal domestic violence and sexual assault programs from across the country. In being responsive to the feedback received, the database is comprehensive, and its usefulness extends well beyond ease in addressing the reporting requirements.
D6
Smoke Tree C
Nan Benally
Michelle Parks
Protecting Victims by Use of Enhanced Sentencing under the Tribal Law and Order Act
(Sponsored by Bureau of Justice Assistance)
This session will focus on how tribes can use enhanced sentencing under the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) to ensure more stringent sentencing for domestic violence offenses within their communities to ensure victim safety and offender accountability. To do so, tribes will need to ensure that the applicable TLOA provisions or prerequisites are met and that tribal systems coordinate better with victim advocates to obtain victim cooperation in the commencement and adjudication of domestic violence cases that are subject to enhanced sentencing (habitual offenses, crimes rising to the level of felonies under state or federal law, and violations of protection orders) as well as to ensure effective sentencing with victim insight.
D7
Smoke Tree D-
E
Ansley Sherman
A. Nikki Borchardt Campbell
Ann Miller
Managing Collateral Consequence for Victims of Crime and Their Families
(Sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance)
(Hand Out) Collateral consequences are the continuing impacts of being arrested, charged, or convicted of a crime. Where a victim of crime is also arrested or concurrently prosecuted for an offense, the harm and collateral consequences can be severe. This presentation will discuss the most common collateral consequences experienced in tribal communities generally, as well as explore the multiple resources dedicated to helping individuals and families deal with unforeseen issues related to being system involved—specifically presenting holistic, multisystem, and trauma-informed approaches that can help address unintended consequences.
D8
Sierra/Ventura
Jenna Novak
Jeri Moomaw

SOAR through a Tribal Lens
(Sponsored by Office of Trafficking in Persons)
Many individuals who have experienced trafficking come into contact with healthcare and social service professionals during and after their exploitation but still remain unidentified. The SOAR (Stop Observe Act Respond) training equips professionals with skills to identify, treat, and respond appropriately to human trafficking. By applying a public health approach, SOAR seeks to build the capacity of communities, tribal and otherwise, to identify and respond to the complex needs of individuals who have experienced trafficking and understand the root causes that make individuals, families, and communities vulnerable to trafficking. This is meant for the tribal community as well as people working with tribes.
D9
Pasadena
Suzanne Garcia
Bill Thorne
Crossing the Bridge: Tribal-State-Local Collaboration for Better Outcomes for Victims
(PowerPoint) One of the biggest barriers to successful tribal-state-local collaboration is taking the first steps toward relationship building. The historical animosities between tribes and local counties/surrounding states can run deep. Strained relations going back many generations and contentious issues such as land, public safety, etc. can make for what may seem like insurmountable problems. This can leave those who see collaboration as a possible solution with little hope. This workshop focuses on a newly released publication that gives practical steps toward initiating discussions across jurisdictions. This publication provides details on “crossing the bridge” to meet jurisdictional peers and begin the relationship building necessary for collaborative endeavors that work toward common goals the create better outcomes for victims of crime in Indian country. And while written for those who are just beginning their collaborations, the ideas and suggestions included in the publication and during this presentation can be used to improve established collaborations. 
D10
Madera
Geri Wisner
Karonienhawi Thomas
Building Bridges in Indian Country: Improving the Response to Child Maltreatment in Indian Country
Multidisciplinary teams and the use of Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) are standard protocol for many jurisdictions across the nation, yet very few child abuse cases, much less child victims and their families, are able to fully utilize CAC services in tribal communities. This presentation will explore the challenges faced by Indian country child abuse professionals and discuss a multifaceted, multijurisdictional approach addressing the investigation, prosecution, and healing from child abuse in ways that support tribal traditions and justice.
D11
Catalina
Leslie A. Hagen Conducting Domestic Violence Fatality Reviews in AI/AN Communities
(Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice) (PowerPoint)
Increasingly, criminal justice professionals and other practitioners involved in domestic violence cases are using domestic violence fatality reviews as a tool that may help reduce the many deaths due to domestic homicide. In a fatality review, community practitioners and service providers identify homicides and suicides resulting from domestic violence, examine the events leading up to the death, identify gaps in service delivery, and improve preventive interventions.
D12
Mojave
Jeremy NeVilles-Sorell
Aldo Seoane
Greg Grey Cloud
Helping Men Walk in Balance by Addressing Historical Trauma and Youth Victimization – REPEAT of C4
(Sponsored by Wica Agli)
Our communities cannot be healthy until we address the impact of historical and intergenerational trauma. Native men have long histories of being victims of colonization, boarding schools, and racism that we internalize and then use to perpetrate the same learned violence onto ourselves and our families. However, many victim services providers do not have the capacity to respond to the unique types of victimization and trauma that Native men experience. This workshop will also review the historical traumas experienced by Native men and the normal reactions to trauma by men of color, and will present strategies to enhance healing and supportive services for men of color.
D13
Pueblo
Kimberly Woodard
Kandi Fowler
Michelle James
Jana Pfieffer
Increasing Services for Native Victims of Sex Trafficking in Urban Communities: The Project Beacon Experience
(Handout) Staff from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and grantees from OVC’s Project Beacon: Increasing Services for Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Victims of Sex Trafficking Program will discuss developing programs for Native victims of sex trafficking in Albuquerque, NM, Chicago, IL, and Seattle, WA.
D14
Chino
Noon − 1:30 pm Luncheon (Optional) East Pool Deck
(Weather Permitting)
  Fully funded by sponsors including Casey Family Programs and San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. No Federal Funds will be used to provide this meal.  
  Emcee
Melissa Clyde (Navajo)
Senior Director, Indian Child Welfare Program
Casey Family Programs
 
  Invocation
Jim Clairmont (Sicangu Lakota)
Spiritual Leader
 
  Braiding Strength, Hope, and Healing Through Music
Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Bird Singers
 
1:30 − 3:00 pm Workshops E  
Rachel Carr
Hali McKelvie
Three Systems: A Survivor’s Story of Her Experience within Federal, Tribal, and State Court Systems
This workshop will give participants insight into a personal story of abuse and survival, which after a decade led to a federal conviction. Participants will hear Hali’s story from the beginning of her abusive relationship, the incident resulting in a federal conviction, tribal child protective services involvement, and the aftermath. This workshop will be presented by the survivor and the survivor’s former advocate. The workshop highlights the true impacts Native American survivors face and ways that communities can promote healing, safety, and justice.
E1
Mesquite B
Stephanie Autumn
Nancy Kelly
Teresa Nord
Adria Johnson
In the Absence of Justice for Victims: Building Indigenous Restorative Practices and Trauma-Informed Approaches for Native Women Survivors in State and Federal Prisons
(Sponsored by American Indian Prison Project Working Group)
The overrepresentation of Native people in the criminal justice system is a nationally underreported injustice. Native women in the United States are one of the fasting-growing and most invisible populations (regarding needs and supports) in state and federal prisons in specific states where there are large Native populations (AK, CA, NM, AZ, ND, SD, MN, WI, OK). The occurrence of traumatic life experiences among incarcerated Native women is significant. Sixty-four to 85 percent of incarcerated Native women have experienced domestic, community, or dating violence, sexual assault, or sex trafficking. Without cultural-based restorative and trauma-informed practices along with community support for incarcerated Native women, the likelihood of recidivism is high. Cultural-based programs can help close the revolving door for Native women from our tribal communities to prison.
E2
Mesquite C
Jim Warren
Marnie Dollinger
Juli Ana Grant
Paul Fuentes
Chris Lobanov-Rostovsky
Traditional Communities, Traditional Methods: Implementing Community Safety Net Accountability Programs in Indian Country
(Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking)
Community Safety Net Accountability Programs (CSNAP) are designed to enhance efforts of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) by increasing monitoring of sex offenders returning to tribal communities. CSNAP may include a variety of efforts tailored to tribal communities with potential to complement existing SORNA programs by providing additional controls over registered sex offenders. This session will provide information on innovative approaches and steps to develop your own programs.              
E3
Mesquite D–E
Lisa Brunner Braiding Global Strengths for Change and the Interconnected Issues of Violence and Trauma
As a 2016 Bush Fellow, Lisa Brunner’s work, “A Collective of Indigenous Community Based Practices” focused on the work other tribes and countries are doing differently to respond to the foreseeable outcomes of our current response to the interconnected issues of violence and trauma. This workshop will share those approaches, specifically with domestic violence, child abuse, and sex trafficking.
E4
Mesquite G–H
Chia Halpern Beetso
Kelly Gaines Stoner
Establishing Tribal Domestic Violence Courts and Dockets
(Sponsored by Office on Violence Against Women)
(PowerPoint) (Handout) Tribal domestic violence courts and dockets are vital in exercising tribal sovereign judicial authority in a manner that focuses on victim safety, batterer accountability, and healthy families utilizing tribal customs/traditions focusing on health tribal communities. Cases involving domestic violence are among the most complex and dangerous cases that courts may address. Domestic violence cases task judges, court personnel, and all related service providers with handling the complicated dynamics of abuse. This practice-based workshop will focus on establishing a tribal domestic violence court or docket. This workshop will walk through the Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI)  resource “Establishing a Tribal Domestic Violence Court or Docket.” TLPI will also provide copies of the resource to participants.
E5
Smoke Tree A–B
Sarah Deer
Rosemary McCombs Maxey
Girl Abducted by Lion: Using Traditional Stories to Support Survivors - REPEATED AT F13
Tribal nations have rich traditions that provide lessons and insight when dealing with contemporary problems such as victimization. This workshop will be facilitated by a master/apprentice language learning team that will explore how a Mvskoke story can be reinterpreted to provide insight, comfort, and support to survivors of sexual violence and their families.
E6
Smoke Tree C
Amanda Watson Unlearning What We Were Told: A Resource Manual on Supporting Two Spirit and Native LGBTQ Survivors
(Sponsored by the Office on Violence Against Women)
This presentation will highlight a new tool available to service providers in Indian country on supporting Two Spirit and Native LGBTQ survivors. The session will cover key information about the tool and will give participants a chance to try out some of the activities and strategies provided in the tool.
E7
Smoke Tree 
D-E
Lauren van Schilfgaarde Indigenous Precedent: Where Is Our Meaningful Access to Tribal Case Law?
(Sponsored by Bureau of Justice Assistance)
(PowerPoint) (Handout) Tribal courts are modern expressions of self-determination, operating to resolve disputes, preserve tradition, and interact with federal and state governments. Tribal case law is the robust legal jurisprudence growing in Indian country, representing the tribal lens on modern legal norms. Yet, it remains mostly unknown, hidden away and subsequently villainized. This workshop will detail its importance, overview current resources, and call to action for the need of accessible case law. This workshop will specifically examine how the protection of victims and victims’ rights has been interpreted in tribal forums.
E8
Sierra/Ventura
Suzanne Garcia
Jeffrey McKay
Tribal and County Collaboration to Develop a Coordinated Response to the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
(Sponsored by Alpine County, California) (PowerPoint)
When Alpine County California developed its response to the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC), it included the Washoe Tribe as a full partner. This presentation will discuss the collaborative relationship that was the basis for the work and the process used to cocreate protocols to respond to CSEC.
E9
Pasadena
Liz Murphy
Diana Webster
Katie Campbell
Tools and Resources for Helping More Victims through Awareness on the Link between Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse
(Partially sponsored by RedRover and Office for Victims of Crime) (PowerPoint
Mistreating animals is often a warning sign that other family members in the household may not be safe. In this presentation, tools and resources will be shared to recognize, intervene, and report animal abuse to reduce domestic violence, along with strategies to create additional services for human and animal victims.
E10
Madera
Gina South
Melisa Harris
Karonienhawi Thomas
Blood Memory: Understanding the Links between Historical Trauma and Unresolved Grief in Contemporary Native Populations
Historical trauma is the cumulative emotional and psychological wounding over the life span and across generations emanating from massive group trauma. Understanding the critical connections between historical trauma and contemporary Native populations has become increasingly important for those responding to child and family maltreatment in Indian country. This workshop considers culturally competent responses for Native families who have experienced trauma in the context of those historical, cumulative, and collective experiences. We will consider the transmission of trauma across generations and incorporate the strengths and resiliencies gained from generations of survival and adaptation.
E11
Catalina
Alex Graves Providing Victim-Centered Responses by Law Enforcement
(PowerPoint) Given a scenario involving a response to a victim of domestic violence, the participants will identify common effective advocate/law enforcement procedures that will support and help victims cope with the immediate trauma of the crime and help victims restore their sense of control over their lives.
E12
Mojave
Arlana Bettelyoun
Tatewin Means
Larry Swalley
Caretakers of the Children – REPEAT OF D2
Oglala Lakota Children’s Justice Center will provide a program overview of culturally appropriate application and advocacy for children and their nonoffending caretakers. Also provided is the “History of Wakanyeja (Sacred Children): Encompassing from the Point of Trauma throughout Healing.” Utilizing the lessons from our historical past, combined with our traditional and contemporary methods to provide comprehensive holistic advocacy to wakanyeja and their tiospaye (family).
E13
Pueblo
Steven Perry Tribal Crime and Justice Data Collection Systems: Developing Information to Support Victims and Reduce Crime
(Sponsored by Bureau of Justice Statistics)
This session will provide an overview of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) multifaceted approach to improve tribal crime data-collection system and update on BJS’s National Survey of Tribal Court Systems (NSTCS) and first Census of Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies survey (CTLEA), including pilot test and cognitive interview results. The presentation will provide a summary of some of BJS’s most recent statistical findings from the Jails in Indian Country Survey (JIIC), and the Federal Justice Statistics Program. This workshop will conclude with an open discussion among the participants regarding recommendation to improve the reliability and general quality of tribal crime and justice data collected or data that need to be collected to support victims or reduce crime.  This workshop is intended for tribal leaders, law enforcement and court and correctional staff who are responsible for the collection, analysis and reporting of tribal justice agency data.
E14
Chino
3:00 − 3:30 pm BREAK (Fully funded by sponsors including San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, and Casey Family Programs. No Federal Funds used.)  
3:30 − 5:00 pm Workshops F  
Avis Garcia Vicarious Trauma: Strategies for Resilience
(Handout) Helpers regularly encounter stories and symptoms of trauma in their roles. There is growing evidence that the impact of directly supporting others through experiences of trauma goes beyond burnout or fatigue. This introductory workshop intended for social service and healthcare professionals, teachers, social workers, and anyone who identifies as a caregiver.
F1
Mesquite B
Geri Wisner
Samantha Fried
Supporting Child Victims and Witnesses Involved with Justice Systems
(Sponsored by Center for Court Innovation)
Children participate in adult-oriented and adult-controlled court systems on a daily basis, many of which are victims or witnesses to trauma and are frequently retraumatized by a justice system that does not always adjust to their needs. This workshop will discuss the needs of child victims and witnesses.
F2
Mesquite C
Alane Breland
Jeffery Harmon
Utilizing the MDT for Investigation and Prosecution of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Indian Country: A Trauma-Informed Approach
(PowerPoint) In Native American communities, rural locations, poverty, and lack of transportation contribute to a dearth of accessible legal and medical services, especially for victims of violent crime. Historical and cultural trauma is perpetuated by modern encumbrances such as voting barriers, land, and water disputes, and lack of access to justice for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; these challenges are exacerbated if offenders are non-Indian. When a violent crime occurs, ensuring safety and emotional support for the victim and family is as vital as gathering and preserving evidence for trial. Commitment to a trauma-informed, culturally competent, multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach minimizes trauma and promotes education, coordination, and collaboration to ensure an effective response from every department.
F3
Mesquite D–E
Vince Davenport
Nazmia Comrie
Blue Alert and the Collaborative Reform Initiative – Technical Assistance Center
(Sponsored by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services) (PowerPoint) (Handout)
This panel from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) will cover two topics: Blue Alert and CRI-TAC.  Tribal law enforcement representative will learn about these two important initiatives of the COPS Office and how they can benefit tribal law enforcement agencies. Blue Alert: The National Blue Alert Network supports the use and integration of Blue Alert plans throughout the United States in order to rapidly disseminate information to law enforcement agencies, the media and the public to aid in the apprehension of violent criminals who kill, seriously injure, or pose an imminent threat to law enforcement. CRI-TAC: The Collaborative Reform Initiative for Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC) program provides critical and tailored technical assistance resources to state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies on a wide variety of topics. It features a “by the field, for the field” approach while delivering individualized technical assistance using leading experts in a range of public safety, crime reduction, and community policing topics.
F4
Mesquite G–H
Janelle Chapin
Tamara Truett Jerue
The Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center’s Approach to Collaborating with Tribes to Expand and Enhance Community Response to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
(Sponsored by Office on Violence Against Women)
This workshop will explain how the Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center works to Increase our understanding of: domestic violence as Alaska Native Indigenous Peoples; the history of response to domestic violence; how domestic violence affects the victim; the need for village accountability of abusers; and how domestic violence impacts the villages.
F5
Smoke Tree A–B
Samantha Wauls Tribal Resource Tool: Resources for Survivors of Crime and Abuse
The Office for Victims of Crime of the US Department of Justice funded the National Center for Victims of Crime, National Congress of American Indians, and the Tribal Law and Policy Institute to work together and create a web-based tribal resource mapping tool that would link AI/AN victims of crime to tribal victim services anywhere in the country. The project was designed to also help identify gaps in the network of existing services. The project partners have convened several events to seek input from primary stakeholders from tribal communities about the design and content of the tool and populate it with existing victim services. During this session the project team will discuss the current scope of existing services available to AI/AN victims and survivors of crime and abuse.
F6
Smoke Tree C
Diana Faugno Strangulation Protocol for Your Community
(Sponsored by Forensic Registered Nursing Consultants) (Handout)
Healthcare providers who work with tribal members and children may examine those who disclose that they have been strangled. This may be an acute event that necessitates evaluation in the emergency department or a nonacute disclosure that brings them to a clinic or Child Advocacy Center (CAC). During an acute event it takes less than ten seconds to lose consciousness due to strangulation and death can occur within five minutes. It is paramount that healthcare providers understand the dynamics of strangulation and follow protocols that address treatment and evidence collection. This session will review the published Photo-documentation Protocol and discuss application in the hospital, clinic, or a CAC.
F7
Smoke Tree 
D-E
Adrea Korthase
Kim McGinnis
Moderator:
A. Nikki Borchardt Campbell
Trauma-Informed Court Systems
(PowerPoint) This session will explain what is meant by the phrase trauma-informed courts, provide data about challenges facing tribes, discuss how trauma looks in the court setting, and provide practical ideas about how to incorporate both traditional values and research-based strategies to make tribal court systems not only trauma informed but also trauma responsive.
F8
Sierra/Ventura
Caroline LaPorte
Lori Jump
Weaving a Braid of Support for Native Survivors of Domestic Violence and Dating Violence REPEAT of A1
(Sponsored by National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center)
The StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-7NATIVE) is an anonymous and confidential domestic violence and dating violence helpline for all American Indians and Alaska Natives. Trained advocates, with a strong understanding of Native cultures and traditions, offer a safe space to talk about issues of intimate partner abuse, offer education and support, as well as make referrals to Native-centered domestic violence and sexual assault resources. Learn more about the StrongHearts Native Helpline and how we assist our Native people in their journey toward healing.  
F9
Pasadena
Arlene Obrien
Cordelia Clapp
Hallie Bongar-White
Kristie Traver
Empowering Women in Our Communities to Combat Sexual Violence through SAFESTAR: Sexual Assault Forensic Exam, Services, Training, Access, and Resources
(Sponsored by Office on Violence Against Women)
This workshop will discuss how American Indian and Alaska Native communities that lack access to Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners can develop their own effective, culturally relevant healthcare and justice response to sexual violence in their communities through this US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women funded program.
F10
Madera
J. Carlos Rivera Self-Help Circles for American Indian and Alaska Native Survivors of Homicide: A Wellbriety Approach
(PowerPoint) This presentation will provide an overview of the training program that has been developed to incorporate culturally relevant themes and strategies for facilitating self-help circles for American Indian and Alaska Native communities who have lost friends and family due to homicide. We will examine the healing processes that are part of the cultural fabric of many Native American communities. The Wellbriety Movement fosters the acknowledgment and application of local cultural traditions. It also provides resources for emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual healing.
F11
Catalina
Kim Day
Jennifer Pierce Weeks
Pediatric Strangulation: Is Your Community Prepared to Recognize, Respond, and Protect Child Victims?
(Sponsored by Office on Violence Against Women)
Strangulation is common, yet, there is little training regarding the clinical presentation, complications, and prognosis specific to the children. The child’s ability to disclose history creates additional investigative and prosecution challenges. It is critical that healthcare, investigators, and forensic interviewers recognize the subtle signs and indications of strangulation in children.
F12
Mojave
Sarah Deer
Rosemary McCombs Maxey
Girl Abducted by Lion: Using Traditional Stories to Support Survivors – REPEAT of E6
Tribal nations have rich traditions that provide lessons and insight when dealing with contemporary problems such as victimization. This workshop will be facilitated by a master/apprentice language learning team that will explore how a Mvskoke story can be reinterpreted to provide insight, comfort, and support to survivors of sexual violence and their families.
F13
Pueblo
Chris Chaney

Criminal Justice Information Services Tribal Outreach
(Sponsored by Federal Bureau of Investigation)
This presentation will introduce attendees to the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division and the services it provides to promote tribal public safety and to aid tribal governments in the administration of criminal justice.
F14
Chino
7:00 − 9:30 pm Wiping of Tears Ceremony (Optional)

Santa Rosa
     

Friday, December 7, 2018

 
8:30 − Noon Closing Plenary Session California Ballroom
  Emcees
Sarah Deer (Mvskoke)
Professor - Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
School of Public Affairs and Administration
University of Kansas
 
  Kelly Stoner (Cherokee)
Victim Advocacy Legal Specialist
Tribal Law & Policy Institute
 
  Closing Chair Ceremony Honoring Victims/Survivors of Violence
Jim Clairmont (Sicangu Lakota)
Spiritual Leader
 
  Honoring/Traveling Song
The Boyz
 
  Tribal Victim Advocacy Awards
Bonnie HeavyRunner Tribal Victim Advocacy Awards
 
  Presenters
Dr. Iris HeavyRunner PrettyPaint (Blackfeet/ Crow)
 
  Braiding Strength, Hope, and Healing for the Path Forward
Amber Kanazbah Crotty (Navajo)
Council Delegate
Navajo Nation Council
 
  Closing Comments
Allison Turkel, Deputy Director
Office for Victims of Crime
Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Department of Justice
 
  The Path Forward – Panel of First Native Women
Abby Abinanti (Yurok), Moderator
Chief Judge, Yurok Tribe
First Native American Woman to pass the California Bar Exam.
 
  Stacy Leeds (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma)
Vice Chancellor for Economic Development
Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas
First Native American Woman to serve as law school dean.  
 
  Diane Humetewa (Hopi) - invited
United States District Judge
United States District Court for the District of Arizona
First Native American Woman to serve as U.S. Federal Court Judge and the first Native American Woman to serve as a United States Attorney.
 
  Valerie Davidson (Yupik
Lieutenant Governor, Alaska
First Native American woman to ever be appointed to statewide executive office in U.S. history.
 
  Peggy Flanagan (White Earth Band of Ojibwe) – invited
Lieutenant Governor-Elect, Minnesota
First Native American woman to ever be elected to statewide executive office in U.S. history.
 
  Sharice Davids (Ho-Chunk Nation) – invited
Congresswoman-Elect, U. S. House of Representatives (Kansas)
First Native American woman to be elected to U.S. House of Representatives
(Two Native American Women were elected during 2016 Midyear Election)
 
  Ponka-We Victors (Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona and Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma)
Kansas State Representative
First Native American woman to serve in the Kansas legislature.
 
  Ruth Buffalo (Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation/Three Affiliated Tribes)
North Dakota State Representative-Elect
First Native American woman to serve in the North Dakota legislature.
 
  Closing Invocation
Jim Clairmont (Sicangu Lakota)
Spiritual Leader