2002 Event Highlights
The 8th National Strengthening Indian Nations: Justice for Victims of Crime Conference will
be held December 5-7, 2002, in Palm Springs, California. This event will focus on innovation and successful victim programs
strategies as well as providing current information and promising practices
from the field.
The workshops, plenary sessions, and Pre-Conference
Institutes will be exciting, challenging, and filled
with information that you can take back and use immediately in your community.
Who Should Attend?
This conference is designed for anyone
involved in addressing victims issues in Indian Country.
- Community Responsibility
- Working With Indian Nations
- Improving Justice Process
- Skills Building
- Using Research and Evaluation
- Working With Victims
- Addressing Child Abuse
- Strengthening Juvenile Justice
- Safety for Elders
- Working with Law Enforcement
- Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
We are asking that a representative from each tribe bring their tribal flag so that flags from all Indian Nations represented can be displayed throughout the conference and recognized during the opening session.
Vendors, Exhibitors and Resource Tables
Space is available for vendors and exhibitors. Exhibit space will be made available on a first come basis. Resource tables will be available for display of materials related to services for victims of crime.
Vendor forms are available online (Adobe
Acrobat Reader is required to view this file) or you may
contact the Institute at
or by calling 1-323-650-5467. Please note that all Indian Arts and Craft sales
must be in compliance with the Indian
Arts and Crafts Act (as amended).
Credits and Certificates of Attendance
Continuing education credit and certificates of
attendance will be offered by the Institute for
Continuing Education. Continuing education credit will be
awarded on a session by session basis, with full attendance required for each
session attended. The processing fee is $25.00 and may be included in the
registration fees by checking the appropriate box on the conference
registration form (Adobe
Acrobat Reader is required to view this file).
To receive continuing education credit, conference attendees must sign
in/sign out daily at specified sites at the conference and comply with other
continuing education requirements. If you have questions regarding continuing
education or certificates of attendance, please call our Continuing Education
Coordinator, Linda Lakeman at 1-251-990-5030 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Alcohol/Drug: The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) to provide continuing education for alcohol and drug abuse counselors. NAADAC Provider No. 000243.
- Counseling: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer continuing education for national certified counselors. The Institute for Continuing Education adheres to NBCC continuing education guidelines. NBCC Provider No. 5643.
- Legal/Law Enforcement: Application will be made to the appropriate agencies for approval of continuing legal education and POST credit for law enforcement professionals.
- Marriage/Family Therapy: The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized as a provider of continuing education activities by the California Board of Behavior Sciences. Provider No. PCE 636.
- Nursing: The Institute for Continuing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California Board of Behavior
Sciences. ABN Provider No. 1124. Nurses should contact their state board to determine if approval of this program through the Alabama Board of Nursing is acceptable for continuing education in their state.
- Psychology: The Institute for Continuing Education is an organization approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program.
- Social Work: The Institute for Continuing Education is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of State Social Work Boards (ASSWB), through the Approved Continuing Education Program (ACE). The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program. ASSWB Provider No. 1007.
The Wyndham Palm Springs Hotel is a full service conference hotel and is located on tribally owned land and is two blocks away from
the Aqua Caliente Tribe’s Spa Hotel. There are 10 Tribes in the Palm Springs
area and 33 Tribes in the region.
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians will be holding its 6th Annual
Winter Gathering Pow Wow December 6 through December 8 on the grounds of the Spotlight
29 Casino in Palm Springs. A celebration of Native American traditions, the Pow Wow will
feature dancers from Mexico, Canada, and across the United States; drum groups
from throughout the country and Canada competing for top honors; a wide variety
of food booths; and an excellent display of Arts and Crafts.
For more information, contact committee members Brandy GoodBuffalo and Earl
Thomas at 760-775-3239, or Robert Paull at 760-775-2853.