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U.S. Attorney Alme to attend tribal consultation on violence against women

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Montana

BILLINGS—U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme will join U.S. Department of Justice officials in New Buffalo, Mich., this week for a two-day consultation with tribal leaders on violence against women.

The meeting will be held on Aug. 21 and 22 at the Silver Creek Event Center Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Mich.

The gathering of federal and tribal officials is for the 14th annual Government-to-Government consultation to solicit recommendations from tribal leaders on enhancing safety and strengthening federal law enforcement efforts to the crimes of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and sex trafficking of American Indian and Alaska Native women. There also will be consultation on administering funds and programs for tribal governments established by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and subsequent legislation.

“I look forward to hearing from tribal leaders on how we can improve safety for American Indian women and reduce the violence they experience. Eighty four percent, or more than four in five American Indian and Alaska Native women, have experienced violence in their lifetime, the National Institute of Justice reports. We must work together to address solve this chronic problem through law enforcement responses and federal support of prevention and victim services programs,” U.S. Attorney Alme said.

U.S. Attorney Alme is vice chair of the Native American Issues Subcommittee of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee.

Participants will include the U.S. Departments of Justice, Health and Human Services and Interior, along with tribal leaders of federally-recognized Indian Tribes.  




Clair Johnson Howard
Public Information Officer

Updated August 20, 2019