(DOJ) would like to thank everyone who is able to participate in our annual government-to-government tribal consultations. We are truly grateful to the tribal leaders and representatives who have shared their recommendations and concerns. We are also grateful for those who took the time to submit written recommendations to OVW about how DOJ and other federal agencies can help improve the federal response to violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women.
OVW produces an annual report which summarizes the recommendations, testimony, and dialogue which takes place during 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. These annual reports are available here for download. Please note that this document does not reflect the opinion or position of DOJ; rather, it provides a comprehensive overview. The document itself has no force or effect of law and does not create any legally binding rights or obligations binding on persons or entities. Complete transcripts are available upon request and may incur a charge for printing and postage.
The submission deadine for written testimony is September 30th. If you are a non-elected/appointed tribal member, you must submit either an authorizing resolution from your Tribal Council or a letter from your tribal leader authorizing the testimony on behalf of your tribe.
2018 ANNUAL REPORT - Summary report of the 2018 government-to-government tribal consultation on violence against American Indian & Alaska Native women on August 21-22, 2018 at the Sheraton Sioux Falls & Conference Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.Download PDF
2017 ANNUAL REPORT - Summary report of the government-to-government tribal consultation on violence against American Indian & Alaska Native women on August 21-22, 2017 at We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center in Fountain Hills, Arizona.Download PDF