Tribal Consultation

Summer 2020 OVW Tribal-Specific Funding Consultation

May 29, 2020 Letter to Tribal Leaders and Representatives

Streamlining Tribal Grant Process and Enhancing COVID-19 Response Framing Paper

Tribal Consultation Reports: 

20192018 |  20172016Previous Years

The Department of Justice’s annual Tribal Consultation on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women is held pursuant to Public Law 109-162, Title IX, Section 903 of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2005. This law requires the U.S. Attorney General to conduct an annual consultation with Indian tribal governments to address the federal administration of all tribal funds and programs established under the Violence Against Women Acts (VAWA) of 1994, 2000, and 2005. The statute further directs the Attorney General to solicit recommendations from the Indian tribes at an annual consultation concerning the following items:

  1. Administering tribal funds and programs
  2. Enhancing the safety of Indian women from domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking
  3. Strengthening the federal response to such violent crimes 

2019 Tribal Consultation 

14th Annual Government-to-Government Tribal Consultation, August 21-22, 2019, New Buffalo, Michigan

2018 Tribal Consultation 

13th Annual Government-to-Government Tribal Consultation, August 21-22, 2018, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

2017 Tribal Consultation

12th Annual Government-to-Government Tribal Consultation, October 3-4, 2017, Fountain Hills, Arizona. 


2016 Tribal Consultation

11th Annual Government-to-Government Tribal Consultation, December 6, 2016, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in Palm Springs, California  



Updated June 4, 2020

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