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National Indian Nations Conference

17th National Indian Nations Conference

OVC supports the National Indian Nations Conference which brings together a wide range of providers, stakeholders, and victims of crime to share their knowledge and develop programs to serve the unique needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

OVC is pleased to announce the 17th National Indian Nations: Justice for Victims of Crime Conference is scheduled for December 6–9, 2022, on the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Reservation in California.

This conference will focus on the unique needs of American Indian and Alaska Native crime victims and provide training for victim service providers; law enforcement officials; prosecutors; judges; medical and mental health professionals; social workers; and victim advocates at the Tribal, federal, state, and local levels.

This conference is still pending U.S. Department of Justice approval.

Scholarship Application Period Now Open

A limited number of scholarships will be available for Tribal representatives, service providers, community partners, and victims of crime who require financial assistance to attend the conference.

The scholarship application period is now open and will close on Friday, July 15, 2022. Priority consideration will be given to applicants that are not supported by Office for Victims of Crime grant funding and provide direct services to Tribal communities.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by Friday, July 29, 2022.

Apply Now

For more information, please visit the conference website or contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Call for Presentations

OVC is seeking subject matter experts to present at the 17th National Indian Nations Conference. Selected presenters will have the opportunity to share their expertise with Tribal, state, local, and federal personnel responsible for meeting the needs of victims of crime in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

If you are interested in this opportunity, review the presentation guidelines and requirements and submit your proposal for consideration by August 30, 2022. Selected presenters will be notified by September 12, 2022. The conference is being planned as an in-person event with a virtual component. OVC anticipates that all presenters will attend in-person.

Additional details are available on the conference website, but if you have questions, please email [email protected].

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Prior Conferences

16th National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime Conference was held December 5–7, 2018 on the reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, California with the theme, “Braiding Strength, Hope, and Healing for the Path Forward.” Download the agenda.

15th National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime Conference was held December 8–10, 2016 on the reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, California with the theme, “Harnessing our Collective Wisdom: Strengthening the Circle of Safety, Justice and Healing.” Download the agenda.

14th National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime Conference was held December 11–13, 2014 on the reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, California with the theme, “Generational Voices Uniting for Safety, Justice and Healing.” Download the agenda.

13th National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime Conference was held December 6–8, 2012 on the reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, California with the theme, “Strength from Within: Rekindling Tribal Traditions to assist Victims of Crime.” 

12th National Indian Nations Conference Artwork

 

12th National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime Conference was held December 9–11, 2010 on the reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, California with the theme, “Walking in Harmony: Honoring Victim Voices to Achieve Safety, Justice & Healing.” 

 

 

 

11th National Indian Nations Conference Artwork

 

11th National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime Conference was held December 11–13, 2008 on the reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, California with the theme, “Strengthening the Heartbeat of all our Relations.” 
 

 

 

 

10th National Indian Nations Conference Artwork

 

10th National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime Conference was held December 7–9, 2006, on the reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, California with the theme, “Hope for All Generations: Weaving a Network of Safety, Justice and Healing.” 

 

 

 

9th National Indian Nations Conference Artwork

 

9th National Indian Nations: Justice for Victims of Crime Conference was held December 9–11, 2004, on the reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, California with the theme, “Reviving our Sacred Legacy: Lighting the Path to our Future.” 

 

 

 

8th National Indian Nations Conference Artwork

 

8th National Strengthening Indian Nations: Justice for Victims of Crime Conference was held December 5–7, 2002, on the reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, California with the theme, "United Voices: Expanding the Circle of Safety, Justice and Healing."

Date Modified: June 2, 2022
Date Created: May 13, 2020