Updates‎ > ‎

TLPI will not be coordinating the next National Indian Nations Conference that is being planned for December 2020

posted Jan 17, 2020, 4:00 PM by Lou Sgroi
The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) has had the honor of coordinating last nine National Indian Nations Conferences (www.OVCINC.org) which address the unique needs of crime victims/survivors in Indian Country. On behalf of the TLPI Board of Directors and TLPI staff, we would like to thank the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) for sponsoring these important conferences and to thank all of the participants, presenters, scholarship recipients and volunteers that we have been privileged to work with over the course of the last twenty years. Please note that previous conference materials can be found at www.ovcinc.org/prior-conferences.

Unfortunately, TLPI will not be coordinating the next National Indian Nations Conference that is being planned for December 2020. This was a difficult decision for TLPI and we came to it reluctantly, after much deliberation. Many factors came into play in our decision. The most crucial factor, however, has been the increasing bureaucratic challenges around the onerous conference approval process, especially the increasing restrictions on food and beverage – aspects of deep importance to bringing Native people together in respectful, healthy, healing and culturally appropriate way. With every conference delivery, we have strived to deliver a better, improved experience for the participants. We have concluded, however, that the increasingly challenging conference approval process substantially limits our ability to even meet (let alone exceed) the high standards set in previous conferences.

SaxmanOne, OVC’s Tribal Logistical Contractor, will be coordinating the December 2020 National Indian Nations Conference for OVC. Please direct any December 2020 conference questions to:
  • SaxmanOne: Tim Cullen, Program Manager; SaxmanOne; 7050 Infantry Ridge Rd; 703-686-2438; tcullen@saxmanone.com; and/or
  • Office for Victims of Crime: Anne Hamilton, Grant Program Specialist; Office for Victims of Crime; (202) 598-6987; Anne.Hamilton@usdoj.gov

Comments