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9:00 5:00 pmPre-Conference Institutes (Separate registration required)View Meeting Rooms
Sam English
Conference Poster Artist
Healing Through Art
This session, led by Turtle Mountain Chippewa artist Sam English, will provide cultural communication opportunities and explore American Indian expression at both Tribal and Urban levels about alcohol, drugs and violence and overcoming the pain of victimization. Participants will learn how to expose inner feelings without feeling afraid of criticism through making art. This session will produce a group piece of art to be displayed during the conference.
Nicole Matthews
Cristine Davidson
Janell Andrews-Hill
Working with Sexually Exploited Youth in Indian Country
This all-day workshop will focus on the needs of sexually exploited and assaulted American Indian youth. The two presenters bring a wealth of information both personal and professional on the many issues that adolescent girls face after a sexual assault. Discussion will focus on issues of trafficking of Native women and girls, preliminary findings will be released from a study conducted by the Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition on the Trafficking of American Indian women and girls in Minnesota. The workshop will also focus on working with homeless youth who are sexually assaulted and participants will learn skills on doing outreach to this high risk population. The workshop will also showcase the work that both presenters are doing with youth including an annual girls retreat where Native girls learn cultural traditions and learn to do peer support. (PowerPoint)
Chino A
Leslie Hagen
Rich Kaplan
John Anderson
Investigation and Prosecution of Child Sexual Assault (Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice
The federal government prosecutes crimes of sexual assault committed against children occurring on non-PL 280 Indian Reservations. This presentation will cover applicable federal criminal statutes. Investigation techniques, to include forensic interviewing of child victim and witnesses, the Federal Rules of Evidence, and the Crime Victims' Rights Act.
Chino B
Jane Palmer
Bethany Backes
Michele Lynberg Black
Duane Champagne
Christine Crossland
Carole Goldberg
Christopher Krebs
Tasseli McKay
Angela Moore
André Rosay
Katherine TePas
Victim Focused Data and Research (Sponsored by National Institute of Justice)
Violence against American Indian and Alaska Native Women: What do we know and what are we learning? This all-day workshop is designed to present recent findings from a number of local and national research and evaluation studies specifically in the area of violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women. Presentations will include results from the 2010 Alaska Victimization Survey, the UCLA Administration of Justice in Indian Country study, Preliminary findings from the Federal Law Enforcement and Prosecutorial Data in Indian Country study, and an overview of the next generation of studies on violence against women from diverse communities being implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).
 Pueblo A
Linda Logan
Mike Johnson
Earl Sutherland
Corrine Sanchez
Geri-Wisner Foley

Child Sexual Assault: Collaborative Models that Work (Sponsored by Native American Children's Alliance, National District Attorneys Association)
Discover how to use existing resources for effective responses to child abuse, establish supportive inter-disciplinary relationships that help child victims and families begin the healing process sooner and more successfully. Explore a coordinated approach available through multi-disciplinary teams and children's advocacy centers. Learn about alternative models to stand alone Child Advocacy Centers.

Pueblo B
4:00 9:00 pm On-Site Conference Registration Santa Rosa
7:00 9:00 pm

Conference Reception (Optional)
Sponsored by:
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Morongo Band of Mission Indians
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians (No federal funds utilized)


East Pool Deck

(Weather Permitting)

7:00 9:00 amOn-Site Conference RegistrationSanta Rosa
9:00 NoonOpening Plenary SessionCalifornia Ballroom
Sarah Deer (Mvskoke)
Bonnie Clairmont (Ho-Chunk)
 Opening Invocation
Ernest Siva (Serrano/Cahuilla)
 Honoring Victim/Survivor Voices
Flag/Honor Song

The Boyz
 Posting of Colors
Color Guard
Hon. Richard M. Milanovich (Agua Caliente)
Chairman, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
 Cultural Ceremony
Honoring Ceremony for Victims/Survivors of Violence
Jim Clairmont (Sicangu Lakota)
Spiritual Leader

Honoring Victim/Survivor Voices
Rape, by Eileen Hudon (White Earth Ojibwe)

Opening Remarks
Joye E. Frost
Acting Director
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
U.S. Department of Justice

Video Presentation:
Sexual Assault Awareness Walk for Honor, Walk for Justice
Introduced by:

LaVonne Peck (La Jolla Band)

Tribal Chair, La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians


Panel Presentation:

Addressing Victimization Issues through Effective Implementation of the Tribal Law and Order Act

 Panel Moderator/Presenter:
Leslie Hagen, Native American Issues Coordinator

Executive Office for United States Attorneys

U.S. Department of Justice


Panel Presenters:

Tracy Toulou (Colville), Director (invited)

Office of Tribal Justice (OTJ)

U.S. Department of Justice


John Harte (San Felipe Pueblo)

Partner, Mapetsi Policy Group 
Former Policy Director, U. S, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs


John Dossett, Chief Counsel (invited)

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

Noon 1:30 pmLUNCH (on your own)
1:30 3:00 pmWorkshops A
Elsie Boudreau

Linda McLaughlin

Traditional Healing Processes - A Holistic Approach to Healing the Harm of Child Sexual Abuse
This workshop focuses on childhood sexual abuse and how it impacts individuals, families and Native communities. Presenters will share perspectives gathered from elders and share their personal and professional experiences that highlight the healing steps in the journey. Participants will be encouraged to share and explore traditional methods that have worked in healing communities. (Handout) (Handout)
Christopher ChaneyLaw Enforcement Information Sharing in Indian Country: Cooperation to Serve Victims of Crime (Sponsored by Office of Tribal Justice)
Federal, tribal, state and local law enforcement agencies all have a key role in providing public safety and justice in tribal communities. Criminal intelligence information sharing allows law enforcement agencies to work together in harmony to serve victims of crime and make Indian country safer.
Chino A
Elton Naswood
Mattee Jim
Jandi Hernandez
Mending the Rainbow: Working with the Native LGBT/Two Spirit Community
This workshop focuses on tribal victim services from a tribal perspective, often using the sharing of stories and experiences as teaching and learning tools. Native LGBT/Two Spirit violent victimization are critical issues that service providers and individuals of this specific population must be made aware of. The information is designed for tribal communities and provides culturally and traditionally based responses to the needs of Native LGBT/Two Spirit victims. (PowerPoint)
Chino B
Dianne Barker Harrold
Gayle Thom
Mary Jo Speaker
Suzanne Breedlove Heckmaster
A Cultural Response to Homicide in Indian Country: Cultural Considerations for Crime Scenes and Death Notices
This workshop will address cultural responses to homicide in Indian country. It will focus on the Cultural Considerations at Crime Scenes and death notices. (Handout) (Handout)
Pueblo A
Kathryn Ford
Abby Abinanti
Criminal Justice from the Kid's Perspective: Supporting Child Victims and Witnesses in Tribal, State and Federal Courts
This workshop will outline the principles and strategies behind state courts' specialized approaches to addressing domestic and sexual violence, including specialized courts. Participants will have the opportunity to compare these responses with those of tribal courts, and discuss which components of specialized courts are relevant and useful to tribal communities.
Pueblo B
Vicki Ybanez
Lorraine Edmo
National Protocol on Sexual Assault (Sponsored by Office on Violence Against Women)
This workshop will focus upon effective utilization of several recently developed resources including: 1) A National Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault of American Indian and Alaska Native women in order to provide training, technical assistance, information, resources and referrals to tribal communities nationwide and to serve as a general repository of information relevant to sexual assault of American Indian and Alaska Native women. 2) Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Resource, developed by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute in conjunction with Southwest Center for Law and Policy as a guide to creating cohesive policies between tribal agencies. 3) Red Wind is working with OVW to develop a Tribal Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Protocol that is specific to Indian Country. It serves as a companion to the National Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination Protocol developed in 2004 (currently under revision). (PowerPoint)
Janell Andrews-Hill

Mobilize! Outreach Strategies to Engage Sexually Exploited Youth
What does it mean to "meet youth where they're at?" Gain a better understanding of the dynamics surrounding street survival and how youth cope. Learn skills to help youth develop a safety plan. This presentation will help advocates, street outreach workers and community organizers build a toolbox of resources, ideas and strategies to reach homeless youth.

Juli Ana Grant
Linda Baldwin
SORNA Implementation in Indian Country (Sponsored by SMART Office)
The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), 42 U.S.C. 16901 et seq., establishes minimum national standards for sex offender registration and notification. This workshop will detail the technical assistance and guidance available to tribes implementing the SORNA standards in their sex offender registration and notification programs.
Anna MarjaviDomestic Violence and Healthcare-based Response Programs: National Models for Cross-disciplinary Collaboration (Sponsored by Office on Violence Against Women)
In partnership with faculty from Sacred Circle and Mending the Sacred Hoop Technical Assistance, the Family Violence Prevention Fund worked with more than 100 Indian, tribal and urban health care facilities and domestic violence advocacy programs across the U.S. to improve the health system response to domestic violence. This workshop will include information on: the impact of domestic violence on health, a health care-based model to support victims of domestic violence, stories of how tribal communities have successfully conducted this work, and provide resources and tools to the audience.
Andrea LeStarge

Mitch Brown

DEC in Indian Country: Four State Responses to Victims of Child Abuse, Neglect and Drug Crimes in Indian Country
Drug endangered children are a subset of the nation's abused and neglected victims. The focus of drug endangered children (DEC) Programs are to develop partnerships to pull together resources, identify drug endangered children as victims, and create a plan to better meet these children's needs while promoting safety, justice and healing. This presentation will begin with attendees watching a short victim-focused documentary on drug endangered children. Next, four DEC representatives (AZ, CA, WA, and WI) will discuss how each state implemented its €śDEC in Indian Country€ť program and tribal trainings. Overall, attendees will leave with specific tools and implementation steps in order to establish a DEC program in their community.
Dolores Subia BigFootThe Effects of Trauma on American Indian and Alaska Native Children in Indian Country
American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN, Native) children are at higher risk for trauma exposure and trauma-related sequela (e.g., depression, suicide, substance use, school dropout) than children of other cultural and ethnic groups. This presentation will provide information on trauma informed principles as well as the various kinds of trauma exposure with this population. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the need for trauma informed principles in service delivery for victims of crime in order to reduce the impact of trauma on AI/AN children and their families.
Smoke Tree F
3:00 3:30 pmBREAK
3:30 5:00 pmWorkshops B
Philmer BluehousePeacemaking as a Response to Crime and Victimization Issues (Sponsored by Bureau of Justice Assistance)
This session will examine how peacemaking can be utilized in the tribal community to help prevent criminal activity and as a way of helping victims of crime heal with the community's support. The presenter has extensive experience working in various communities on the Navajo reservation in a variety of different contexts.
Steven W. Perry
William F. See
Accurate Knowledge is Power: Improving Methods in Tribal Data Collection
(Sponsored by Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Justice Statistics)
Timely and accurate reporting of crime and justice data is essential to meet the public safety challenges faced in tribal communities. Passage of the Recovery Act and Tribal Law and Order Act has led to a national change in the collection, reporting, and analysis of tribal crime data. The objectives of this workshop is to provide an overview of: 1) The new tribal data exchange process for the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program; 2) The planned National Survey of Tribal Courts; and 3) The implications for tribal participation in regional and national justice database systems. This workshop is specifically designed for tribal leaders, justice officials, and victim advocates and service providers.
Chino A

Eric Szatkowski

Susan White Horse

Media and Technology: The Impact on Missing Persons in Indian Country
This presentation will provide an overview on issues related to missing and exploited children and adults. Professionals attending this session will explore the dynamics involved in the victimization of an abducted/missing person. This includes the presentation on the digital exploitation of children in real-life examples and practical advice on the safety and well-being of children online or using their cell phones. Topics include the latest trends that pose a danger to children, including sexting, social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace, file sharing programs like Lime Wire, smart phones, online gaming and cyber bullying. (Handout)

Chino B

Renee Williams

Melissa Riley

Collaboration, Coordination & Outreach: Increasing Compensation & Assistance in AI/AN Communities
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) supports tribal initiatives that enhance services to crime victims in Indian country and promote collaboration with local, state and federal agencies.  Understanding the complexities of tribal governments and establishing a strategic framework for building inter-governmental effectiveness is crucial to assisting crime victims during their healing process. The goal of the workshop is to provide participants an understanding of the VOCA Compensation and Assistance program; provide tools for completing compensation applications and information on establishing assistance programs in tribal communities.  Participants of this workshop are encouraged to bring questions and provide recommendations that will be instrumental to increasing services to crime victims in tribal communities. 

Pueblo A
Maureen White Eagle

Virginia Ajxup de Zapil

Reclaiming and Incorporating Native Cultural Beliefs and Values into Victims' Service Programs
The workshop provides a framework for examining key values and beliefs of an aboriginal culture, and explores tactics of expressing those values and beliefs in programs for AI/AN victims. The belief system of the Maya will be examined as a case study. (Natives may see much of their own belief system in the Maya example.) A Maya spiritual guide explains some of the key beliefs of the Mayans and how those beliefs, values and philosophy support a healthy life, a life of harmony - one which respects nature, the cosmos and one another as human beings, emphasizing the need for this knowledge to be shared and passed to the next generations. The ‘buen vivir’ or ‘good ways of living’ require community involvement to meet individual potential. To achieve harmony with nature and the cosmos means questioning individualistic aspects of modern life, and returning to collective practices and values. The audience, through a facilitated discussion, identifies and explores how key values/beliefs can become integrated into Native specific programming. (Handout)
Pueblo B
Hallie Bongar White
Arlene O'Brien
Kim Day
Jennifer Pierce Weeks
SAFESTAR: Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Services, Training, Access and Resources a new approach to sexual violence for communities (Partially Sponsored by Office on Violence Against Women)
The SAFESTAR Project is designed to train community based lay healers and health providers to respond to sexual assault. By training and forming partnerships with traditional medicine people, lay midwives, makai and other recognized traditional healing experts it is hoped that people who have been victims of sexual assault will feel empowered to reach out for help. Using this new approach, the Tohono O'odham Nation will be the first demonstration site for this project. This workshop will discuss how resources within the community can be gathered to train and serve communities using the SAFESTAR model. (PowerPoint)
Therese Roe-Lund
Timothy Travis
Child Safety Decision Making in Tribal Courts (Sponsored by Children's Bureau)
The presentation will highlight key principles of good child safety decision making that are relevant to all tribal courts that hear child abuse and neglect cases. Active efforts requirements related to safety decision making will be highlighted. The guide that is highlighted is a promising practice in victim's rights and services and is relevant and adaptable for tribal courts and tribal child welfare agencies. (Note: The publication, "Child Safety, A Guide for Judges and Attorneys"  is a collaboration between the National Resource Center on Child Protective Services and the National Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues. It is strongly recommended that those who attend this session have a copy of the Guide, which can be downloaded for free from the NRC CPS website.
Barbara Graham Bettelyoun

Francis G. Bettelyoun

Sexually Abused Boys to Strong Men (Sponsored by Native American Children's Alliance)
Powerful, first-hand professional presentation on long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse on boys-- through adolescence and adulthood-- and what it takes to heal. Addresses the difficulties with male identity development; self-medicating and addictive behaviors; depression and suicide; rage; low self-esteem; and trust issues. Provides understanding, knowledge and hope for healing.
Patricia Allard
Jeff Davis
Paul Lochner
Michael Pins
Janet Strahan
Ruth Oja
Domestic Violence Habitual Offender Cases: A Tribal + Federal Approach
This workshop will examine actual cases to demonstrate how the new Habitual Offender Federal law presented unique challenges and opportunities for prosecuting offenders while assisting victims in Indian country. Cases involved victims entrenched in the complex dynamics of domestic violence, and how advocates, law enforcement and prosecutors must approach these cases as a team utilizing understanding and creativity. Participants should have familiarity with the dynamics of domestic violence.
Sheri Frederick
Betty Davis
Officer Involved Domestic Violence
In this presentation Special Agent Frederick will share with you the details of her brutal assault by her then husband, an officer with the BIA. The lack of services provided to an officer when they are the victim will be discussed. An officer as the victim can be a unique situation for advocates, prosecution, and the responding officers.
Mazen BasrawiEnforcing Civil Rights Laws to Protect Victims (Sponsored by Civil Rights Division)
The program is designed to provide valuable information to the conference's target audience on how the Civil Rights Division works to address violations of laws within its jurisdiction. The program will emphasize areas consistent with the Conference's Victims of Crime theme. Because the Civil Rights Division has a unique role among those presenting, the program will provide unique benefits to the audience.
Iris PrettyPaint
Mary Ground HeavyRunner
Native Aspirations: Community Transformation through Hope
Native Aspirations draws upon an indigenous theoretical foundation as a backdrop for community engagement. The Native Aspirations approach relies on pragmatic, community-based methods both to identify the source of the problems (i.e., violence, bullying, and suicide) and design interventions based on effective clinical and cultural practices. This presentation will provide an overview of three basic principles: mentor, evaluate, and sustain.
Smoke Tree F
7:00 9:30 pmConference Working Dinner
California Ballroom
Sarah Deer (Mvskoke)
James Clairmont (Sicangu Lakota)
Spiritual Leader
Singing in Harmony: Honoring Victim/Survivor Voices
Chumash Inter-tribal Singers
Honoring Victim/Survivor Voices
Standing Proud and Standing tall, by Robin Charboneau (Spirit Lake Nation)
The Role of the Office on Violence against Women (OVW)
in Honoring Victim Voices to achieve Safety, Justice, & Healing
Susan B. Carbon, Director
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
U.S. Department of Justice
Introduction of Featured Keynote Speaker
Mary Lou Leary
Deputy Assistant Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
Featured Keynote Speaker:
Role of Federal Government in Honoring Victim Voices to achieve Safety, Justice, and Healing in Indian Country
Hon. Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
(For video of this presentation, please see the Events Highlights Page).

Singing in Harmony: Honoring Victim/Survivor Voices
Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida Nation)
Grammy Award Winning

Walking in Harmony: Honoring Victims/Survivors and Healing through
Healthy Lifestyle Choices and Humor
James Junes (Navajo) and Ernest Tsosie III (Navajo)

8:30 10:00 amWorkshops C  
Robin CharbonueauWho Am I? A Survivor Sharing Her Story to Help Our Work With Victims of Crime
Mrs. Charboneau will be sharing her story with you through poetry. Not only will you find your inner-voice you will be able to take these simple suggestions to our children. She hopes to inspire others with the understanding that even though our sacredness was taken from us, it is not lost. (PowerPoint)
Pam Moore
Darrell Dowty
Incorporating Safety and Safety Planning into the Management and Operation of Tribal Courts (Sponsored by Bureau of Justice Assistance)
The workshop will offer an overview of the laws and traditions that affect how hearings and trials must be conducted so that offenders are afforded their rights while also providing strategies for improving the safety and security of victims and witnesses. The purpose of the workshop is to increase the awareness of victim-witness staff, advocates, law enforcement and courtroom personnel about the risks to all in the closed environment of the courtroom. This workshop will also provide hands-on activities to assist participants to identify risk factors, understand how offender and victim dynamics may affect the pre-planning by law enforcement and advocates to set up the courtroom to maximize safety and security. A primary piece of this workshop will be a discussion of safety planning with victims and their children for the express purpose of attending court proceedings. (Handout) (Handout)
Chino A
Kim Day
Jennifer Pierce-Weeks
Strangulation Injuries: The Implications for Investigation and Prosecution
Victims of domestic and sexual violence are often strangled during the event. Medical professionals often do not understand how to evaluate all victims of domestic violence and sexual assault for strangulation. It is important for all members of the multidisciplinary team, from advocacy to prosecutors, to recognize the signs of strangulation, and encourage the victim to seek medical care. This presentation will provide an overview of the medical implications and signs of strangulation, and also offer suggestions on using medical testimony on strangulation injury in the courtroom.
Chino B
Diana Webster
Joseph Thomas Flies Away
Pat Sekaquaptewa
Donna Humetewa
Carrie Garrow
Breaking the Cycle: Healing Future Generations Through Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts (Sponsored by Bureau of Justice Assistance)
The continuous cycle of criminal behavior by substance abusers victimizes both family and community members with its devastating physical, mental, and social consequences. Once the pattern is established, little or no healing for the substance abuser or the victims may take place within a western justice system and the destruction continues generationally in Indian Country. Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts offer an alternative to western justice systems by dealing with the substance abuse behavior in tandem with the criminal behavior. Healing can take place for the substance abuser, the victims, the community and future generations. Success stories will be shared and guidelines for implementing and sustaining a Tribal Healing to Wellness Court will be offered. (PowerPoint)
Pueblo A
Dave Raasch
Lisa Jaeger
The Future of Peacemaking Light of the Tribal Law and Order Act (Sponsored by Bureau of Justice Assistance)
With an increased emphasis on more law enforcement and enhanced sentencing options for tribal courts in native communities, it is important not to ignore the positive impacts of peacemaking as an alternative form of law and order on Indian communities. The presenter will discuss his experiences with peacemaking in various native communities from Alaska to Wisconsin and emphasize how communities can do peacemaking with limited resources. (PowerPoint)
Pueblo B

Kathy Deserly

Jerry Gardner

Deb Painte

Cathy Potter

National Resource Center on Tribal Child Welfare (Sponsored by Children's Bureau)
The purpose of this workshop will be to inform participants about no-cost child welfare training and technical assistance opportunities through the federal Children's Bureau and to share information about the newest resource center - the National Resource Center for Tribes. The purpose of the Children's Bureau T&TA Network is to build the capacity of State, local, Tribal, and other publicly administered or publicly supported child welfare agencies and family and juvenile courts through the provision of training, technical assistance, research, and consultation on the full array of federal requirements administered by the Children's Bureau. (Handout1) (Handout2) (PowerPoint)
Sarah Curtiss
Sharyl Whitehawk

Health and Healing for Abuse Survivors Through Pow-Wow Teachings
In this workshop participants will screen the movie "Teach Me the Songs, Teach Me the Steps: Health and Healing through Pow-wow Teachings," produced by the Sacred Hoop Coalition utilizing only in-house technologies. Presenters will share their experiences, difficulties, and knowledge gained, as well as discuss why creating Native specific video materials can be an important tool to engage the community.

Michael Heaton
Kymberley Miller

We All Must Advocate for Abused and Neglected American Indian/Alaska Native Children (Sponsored by Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention)
Child Protective Services and the foster care system, whether state or tribal, are stretched beyond capacity. Learn how tribal leaders and community members can collaborate with the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (NCASAA) and its network of Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Programs to speak up in the best interest of your tribal children in foster care. If you have a tribal court that hears dependency cases; learn how NCASAA can support the development of your own Tribal CASA Program. (PowerPoint)

Sarah HenryFull Faith and Credit for Protection Orders (Sponsored by Office on Violence Against Women)
Information on enforcing domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence protection orders is provided in this workshop. Discussion covers the Violence Against Women Act's (VAWA) full faith & credit provision and its meaning, with a specific focus on tribal protection orders. Suggestions on actions to promote state enforceability of tribal protection orders are offered.
David RogersNative Youth Gangs and Drug Trafficking: A Direct Threat to Tribal Sovereignty and Victim Safety
Native American youth gangs have followed an evolutionary path common to all gangs, in growing from disorganized leaderless groups committing minor offenses to organized, structured, well led groups that have intensified their criminal activities and become major players in the drug trafficking world. They have demonstrated a direct threat to tribal community safety and sovereignty.
Star NayeaHealing Power of Music
To engage historical trauma survivors in a simple, artistic, effective way. Post-traumatic stress disorder continues to harbor itself longer than most realize. This workshop allows each class much needed emotional and spiritual release. Encouraging vital connectivity, emotional realizations from a carefully guarded, toxic behavioral reflex, which may induce daily behavioral impulses.
Santa Rosa
Bethany Case
Charlotte Clarke
Art Warbonnet
OVC Demonstration Project with Flandreau Indian School
The purpose of this workshop is to present on this demonstration project, which is seeking to provide mental health support to Flandreau Indian School students who are American Indian or Alaskan Native (AI/AN) to help them develop stronger, more effective, culturally appropriate, healthy coping strategies to address lifetime and historical exposure to violence, trauma, and victimization.
Smoke Tree F
10:00 10:30 pmBREAK
10:30 NoonWorkshops D
Doug George-Kanentiio
Joanne Shenandoah
Promoting Traditional Values: The Haudenosaunee Way of Securing Peace, Justice and Reconciliation for Those Harmed by Abuse
Traditional Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) philosophy may be applied to current familial, communal and national disputes. Through the use of ancestral law and collective rituals, the Haudenosaunee secured peace and collective prosperity which enabled it to administer an area larger than western Europe. The Haudenosaunee experience is rooted in three key words: Peace, Power and Righteousness which may be used by Native nations everywhere and as an alternative to western judicial methods for those harmed by abuse.
Gayle ThomAddressing Victimization in Indian Country: Critical Information and Key Strategies
This workshop is designed to provide information to a broad audience not to just professionals who routinely work in "Indian country." Workshop attendees will receive critical information and key strategies for partnering with law enforcement, prosecution, faith-based, medical, social services, and all responding agencies with an emphasis on understanding and recognizing the jurisdictional, spiritual and cultural aspects of working with tribal victims of crime. The presenters will discuss the eventuality that at some point, there is an outstanding chance that every victim service professional may become involved in an Indian country case. Helping victims of crime rebuild their lives in the aftermath of traumatic victimization always presents a unique set of challenges, especially when assisting victims and their families following physical abuse, sexual abuse, or homicide in our Native communities. Research and practice-based foundations will be presented for participants to expand upon in their own communities.
Chino A

Kathryn Ford

Abby Abinanti

Specialized Approaches to Domestic and Sexual Violence in State Courts: Are They Applicable to Tribal Court Systems?
This workshop will outline the principles and strategies behind state courts' specialized approaches to addressing domestic and sexual violence, including specialized courts. Participants will have the opportunity to compare these responses with those of tribal courts, and discuss which components of specialized courts are relevant and useful to tribal communities. (Handout) (Handout) (Handout)

Chino B
Hallie Bongar White
Roderick Kaskalla
Guardian and Conservator Proceedings for Incapacitated and/or Disabled Victims of Crime
Native victims of crime with severe cognitive disabilities or who are seriously mentally ill (including those who become cognitively disabled as a result of their violent crime victimization) may sometimes require tribal court intervention to protect their safety and to ensure justice. This presentation will discuss civil guardian and conservator proceedings in tribal courts for incapacitated and seriously mentally ill victims of crime and how tribal systems can best support these victims in a manner that promotes dignity, safety, and fairness.
Pueblo A
Ed Reina
Shannon Jose

Yuriko B Toro

Caroline Felicity Antone

Joseph F. Delgado

Brian Warde

Working Together to End Violence
To deal with domestic violence the Tohono O'odham Nation works in collaboration with law enforcement, Tohono O'odham prosecutors office, the Circles of Strength Domestic Violence Coalition, and the domestic violence program. "Working together to end Violence" the collaboration provides education, joint training, advocacy, policy review and development, tribal code review, joint presentations, and holds two annual events, a candlelight vigil and an annual conference in recognition and support of survivors of domestic violence. The purpose of this presentation is to illustrate the effectiveness of collaboration within the Tohono O'odham Nations law enforcement, prosecutors, service providers and the domestic violence coalition. The collaboration enhances, prevention, intervention and enforcement services for the victims and survivors of domestic violence. (PowerPoint)
Pueblo B

Jacqueline "Jax" Agtuca
LaVonne Peck

Doris Beresford
Tillie Black Bear
Paula €śLen€ť Julian
Wendy Schlater

Sexual Assault Awareness Walk for Honor, Walk for Justice
In recognition of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month nationally, the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians Avellaka Program and Native Women's Advisory Committee organized an historic Sexual Assault Awareness Walk on Saturday, April 17, 2010, which was filmed. The walk was on a 3 mile stretch of the La Jolla Indian Reservation. Two hundred and fifty people came out to walk and support raising awareness of the incidence and prevalence of sexual violence against Native women.  In this  workshop participants will view the video and learn about the event and the making of the video.
Donna HortonSacred Space and Healing Trauma
The topic of this workshop is managing post-traumatic stress disorder using Native traditional healing techniques and offering an understanding of historical trauma in recovery. This presentation will help the participant understand the context of historical trauma that must be addressed to heal trauma victims. It will include use of traditional healing techniques and provide participants with the skills to walk with trauma victims through their trauma to recovery. There will be a traditional journey as part of this presentation and participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and bring something to lie on if they like. The presentation will be limited to 20 participants to facilitate traditional healing methods.
Roshanda Shoulders
Eileen West
Deb Painte
Fostering Connections: Tribal IV-E (Sponsored by Children's Bureau)
Tribes, tribal organizations and tribal consortia have often expressed an interest in operating their own programs for children placed in out of home care and for those children needing a safe permanent home using the same funding as states do. Beginning October 1, 2009, tribes, tribal organizations and tribal consortia became eligible to receive direct funding from the Federal government for title IV-E programs that provide entitlement funding for foster care, adoption assistance, guardianship assistance payments and related administrative expenses for eligible children. Previously, tribes have had access to these funds only through negotiated agreements with States. This workshop will provide an overview of the requirements to receive direct funding from the federal government, the technical assistance available and the opportunity to apply for a federal implementation grant to be used for implementing the programs. (Handout) (PowerPoint)
Roe Bubar
Anne Kirkner
Kyle Pape
Voices from Native Women: Personal Safety and Sexual Violence (Partially sponsored by Colorado State University)
This workshop will explore the results from a quantitative study on personal safety and sexual violence. Ninety women participated in this study from across Indian Country. The data includes implications for survivors regarding early childhood trauma and mental health issues.
Jane RootWe have a social service program and our health facility screens for domestic violence, isn't that enough?
The presenter will utilize her experience of developing a domestic violence and sexual assault service program for the Maliseet community by going from an empty cubbyhole office to a full service program with a shelter, transitional housing, legal services, support group, hotline and participation in tribal, county, and state task forces. There are three areas that will be addressed: 1) Educating tribal leaders to the need for tribal specific domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy services for their communities [including some DV101]-- what is a community advocacy program -- how is it different from IHS/BIA programs -- how to get started (funding sources, etc.); 2) Educate participants on the health outcomes of past and present domestic violence and sexual assault victimization and how health providers can safely and respectfully make assessments and provide patient education and referrals; and 3) Share the tools that the Maliseet Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program has implemented to heighten the awareness and involvement of the community to both domestic violence and sexual assault. This includes working with the youth and Elders. (Handout)
Santa Rosa
Kathleen Gless
Lindsay Waldrup
Human Trafficking and Indian Country
This interactive workshop will explore the crime of human trafficking, also known as "trafficking in persons," in the United States with an emphasis on the growing body of knowledge on human trafficking of American Indian and Alaska Native women and children. Discussion topics will include: an overview of the dynamics of human trafficking; current efforts by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, to support a multi-disciplinary approach to combat this crime; the findings and recommendations from an August 2010 OVC Focus Group on Human Trafficking of American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Children; and available training and technical assistance resources. (PowerPoint)
Smoke Tree F
Noon 1:30 pmWorking Luncheon
East Pool Deck (Weather permitting)
Elton Naswood (Navajo)
Coordinator, Red Circle Project at AIDS Project LA (APLA)
Consultant, Tribal Law and Policy Institute
Darryl Brown (Choctaw Nation)
Spiritual Leader
 Honoring Victim/Survivor Voices
The Deafness of Domestic Violence, by Kimberly Mullican Querdibitty

Victim Advocacy Awards
Bonnie HeavyRunner Awards

Presented by:
Iris HeavyRunner Pretty Paint (Blackfeet/Crow)
Gertrude Ground HeavyRunner (Blackfeet)

 Singing in Harmony: Honoring Victim/Survivor Voices
Star Nayea (First Nation Anishnabe, Manitoba, Canada)
1:30 3:00 pmWorkshops E
Barbara Graham
Francis G. Bettelyoun
Strong Adults Are Needed to Respond to Childhood Sexual Abuse: Empowering Adult Survivors (Sponsored by Buffalo Star People)
This is a highly interactive presentation that looks at the link between historical trauma and child sexual abuse. Focus is on: (1) Empowering survivors to restore joy, hope and healing; (2) Providing take home tools to develop community awareness campaign; and (3) Demonstrating how small positive changes can have a big impact on the future safety of children.
Nicole Matthews
Guadalupe Lopez
Trafficking in Indian Country
Discussion will focus on the issues of trafficking of Native women and girls. A research study has been conducted in Minnesota and the data is currently being compiled and analyzed for release of a future report about the issues related to trafficking.
Chino A
Matthew Dale
Kathryn Campbell
Abelinda Classay
Fatality Review in Indian Country (Sponsored by Office on Violence Against Women and Federal Bureau of Investigation)
This session includes a brief overview of domestic violence fatality review and how elements of that model have been adapted to reviews of intimate partner deaths in Indian country. While a number of states and smaller communities have been conducting reviews for a number of years, fatality reviews in reservation communities have only begun to take place recently. Montana's fatality review team has undertaken several reviews of deaths involving Native American victims and perpetrators, and two members of that team will discuss the unique benefits and challenges of conducting reviews in an environment that involves both sovereign tribal and federal elements. Additionally, two members of emerging Apache White Mountain team will discuss their process so far, as they build their team and begin to work together. (see www.ndvfri.org)
Chino B

Dianne Barker Harrold

Gayle Thom
Mary Jo Speaker
Suzanne Breedlove Heckmaster

Cultural Response to Homicide: Advocacy Challenges in Homicide Cases and Victim Compensation
This workshop will address cultural responses to homicide in Indian Country. It will focus on the Cultural Considerations for Death Notifications (advocates, law enforcement, spiritual healers).

Pueblo A
Michael Murphy
Susan Whitehorse
NamUs: A Free Tool for Solving Cold Cases
Improve Missing and Unidentified Persons Case Management with NamUs, a Free and Secure Online System.
Pueblo B
Joye Frost
Charity Hope
Jack Fleming
Julie Landrum
Jennifer Shewmake
Angela Begle
Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services
This workshop will present an overview of the Office on Victims of Crime's Vision 21 initiative to expand the vision and impact of the crime victims' field for the future. A critical component of Vision 21 is to address crime victimization in Indian country during the twenty-first century. Workshop attendees can offer critical tribal perspectives on such issues as the role of crime victims and the field in the overall response to public safety in tribal communities; ways to institutionalize victim services; and how the field can develop strategies to address enduring victimization issues such as sexual assault and domestic violence as well as emerging issues such as cyber-crime and child sex trafficking.
Sarah Curtiss
Sharyl Whitehawk
Using Advocacy to Promote Community Healing
Participants in this workshop will learn techniques from the Sacred Hoop Coalition's A Journey Towards Healing manual that gives advocates hands-on ideas about engaging and building trust with survivors and community members by using cultural teachings to heal from trauma.
Eileen Hudon
Arlene G. Boelter
Children of Rape: Recognizing the needs of Mothers and Children
Two Native women will briefly share their personal stories to break the silence about children of rape in Native communities. An open discussion will follow to determine our collective knowledge; to identify the needs; and to create more awareness for mothers and children living through this trauma. (Handout)
Gloria ChampionGiving "Voice" to Victims: The Future of Shelter
Shelters are critical to safety and crisis intervention for victims and their children. A shelter can be a community's attitude towards domestic violence. This presentation will take you step-by-step into the process of building a shelter-the outside structure and internal programs. (Handout)
Michelle GarciaRecognizing and Responding to Stalking (Sponsored by Office on Violence Against Women)
A recent national Department of Justice report showed that 3.4 million people are stalked every years in the U.S., yet stalking is a crime that is often minimized or missed entirely. This session will address the dynamics of stalking, the intersection of stalking and domestic violence, how stalkers use technology, and the impact on victims. We will also discuss some of the unique challenges to addressing stalking in Indian Country.
Laura W Woods
Cynthia Rocha
Best Practices Help Victims of Violent Crime and Their Families in the Long Run
As a survivor of a violent and tragic crime in 1998, Laura lived first-hand the trauma of judicial proceedings and long term effect on her family as a result of lack of support and understanding by "the system." Laura has chosen to use her tragedy for good in order to improve victim advocacy and outline the need for long term support for sustained healing. Laura offers tools and innovative programs for victim healing that includes not only the extended family but the community as a whole. Incorporating ancient Native American beliefs with modern day programs that encourage communication and education, victims can be empowered to live as survivors and as "overcomers." Laura's message of hope and inspiration will touch the hearts of everyone who hears it. (PowerPoint)

Daphne Felten-Green

Listening Session with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice (Sponsored by Office for Civil Rights)
In this session, the Office for Civil Rights is interested in learning from tribal organizations, or organizations which serve primarily Tribal communities, who are sub-recipients of Federal Department of Justice (DOJ) grant funding or (potential sub-recipients). OCR is interested in learning if any such agency or organization has experienced any difficulties (such as denial of funding, or lack of access to information on funding sources) from state administrative agencies which administer various DOJ Block and Formula Grant Programs. The DOJ funding to the state administrative agencies could come from the following DOJ grant-making components: The Office on Violence Against Women, The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, and The Office of Justice Programs (and its components, The Bureau of Justice Assistance, The Office on Victims of Crime, The Office on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, The Community Capacity Development Office, The Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking, or The National Institute of Justice.

Smoke Tree F

PeggyEllen Kleinleder

Hope and Healing from Child Sexual Abuse
Speaking publicly about trauma we've experienced, telling our stories in therapy, or sharing difficult parts of our past with friends and family are essential pieces of personal and cultural healing. Yet, too often, speakers and listeners may be re-traumatized in the process. PeggyEllen Kleinleder, RN, BSN, uses her story of a childhood kidnapping and assault in rural Alaska to demonstrate strategies for breaking up powerful memories into smaller parts so that the speaker and listeners can stay grounded in present time awareness and sensory experience. In this way the present heals the past and the past informs the present. Information and techniques taught in this workshop can be used in individual and group therapy, as well as during public presentations and informal sharing.

Santa Rosa
3:00 3:30 pmBREAK
3:30 5:00 pmWorkshops F
Barb Smith
Michael Smith
Peacemaking in Action (Sponsored by Bureau of Justice Assistance)
This session will discuss how peacemaking has been utilized in a tribal community to respond to community violence and disputes as an alternative to the tribal court system. Both presenters have been active practitioners in peacemaking in their community.
Ada Pecos Melton
Beverly Patchell
Research in Partnership with Tribal Communities (Sponsored by National Institute of Justice)
This presentation will discuss research partnerships with tribal organizations including information on the collaborative process of implementing and studying a lethality assessment intervention with tribal law enforcement in Oklahoma.
Chino A
Kim Day
Carolyn Aoyama

A SANE Approach to Sexual Assault: Developing Programs and Collaborations in communities (Partially sponsored by Indian Health Services)
This workshop provides an overview of the value of working toward having sexual assault nurse examiners as a piece of the coordinated community response to sexual assault. Creating a victim centered response, using traditional values and a trained healthcare response along with a team approach will begin positive changes for victims. (PowerPoint)

Chino B
Jacob DavisResources on Elder Abuse (Sponsored by National Resource Center on Native American Aging)
The issue of elder abuse in Indian country is not adequately being addressed. The National Resource Center on Native American Aging hopes to help tribes alleviate this problem by offering resources and tribal developmental strategies. This session will provide tribal agencies with the knowledge to access and implement these tools.
Pueblo A
Shannon Meyer
Randall Carroll
Violence Against Native Women: Enhancing the Law Enforcement Response
(Sponsored by Federal Bureau of Investigation)
We will explore the distinctive nature of violence against Native women, as well as a "best practice" approach by law enforcement regarding these crimes. The unique dynamics of violent victimization, specific investigative practices, and the often complicated relationships between law enforcement and victim advocates will also be discussed. (PowerPoint)
Pueblo B
Cordelia Clapp
Helen Echo Hawk Norris
Walking in Two Worlds as Professional Oklahoma Indian Women Applying a Traditional Life Concept for Victim Services around Tribal Traditions
Walking in Two Worlds as Professional Oklahoma Indian Women empowerment training will be provided in Traditional dress by the presenters to give a visual aid in their traditions and culture. They will introduce a framework that explores promoting traditional values and incorporating traditional skills in crime victim services. This workshop will provide information and raise awareness about the effects of trauma on young tribal children, their families and caregivers on the importance of traditional life's techniques that will help the participants process the meaning, purpose and sacredness of cultural justice and healing. (Cordelia Clapp PowerPoint) (Helen Norris PowerPoint)
Linda Logan
Geri Wisner-Foley
Earl Sutherland
Children's Typical Disclosures of Sexual Abuse and Appropriate Adult Responses (Sponsored by Native American Children's Alliance)
The majority of sexually abused children never disclose their experiences during childhood. Some make tentative disclosures and later recant. Learn typical stages of children's disclosures, when/why they disclose, and how they discuss their experiences. Professionals working with children need to appropriately respond to a disclosure to protect forensic evidence.
Bonnie ClairmontSART/SANE: Step by Step Process to Developing Sexual Assault Response Teams & Forensic Examination Sites in Tribal Communities
The presenter will take participants through a step by step process for developing Tribal Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART). Participants will also have an opportunity to learn the important elements of a culturally appropriate forensic exam site. She will utilize case scenarios to illustrate the importance of developing SART/SANE programs to meet the cultural needs of Native victims of sexual assault. (PowerPoint)
Roe Bubar
Melissa Riley
Drug Endangered Children in Indian Country: Developing a Team Approach (Partially sponsored by Colorado State University)
This workshop will highlight what tribal providers and federal agencies understand to be the current drug threats in tribal communities. Challenges facing drug endangered children will be explored and effective team approaches will be discussed.
Darrell Dowty
Dianne Barker Harrold
Incorporating Culture into Tribal Courts: A Victim Centered Approach (Sponsored by Bureau of Justice Assistance)
Many of our tribes find themselves staffing their court systems with contracted, part-time, non-members and often non-Indian Judges and other personnel having no knowledge or understanding of tribal history, culture and traditions. This problem is particularly acute in the criminal courts where an understanding of tribal traditions is critical to providing a fair forum for crime victims. Our workshop will provide planning tools, alternative methods and protocol for implementation of formal training for new court personnel in tribe-specific history, culture and traditions. (PowerPoint) (Handout)
Daphne Felten-GreenComplying with Civil Rights Requirements for Recipients or Sub-recipients of Federal Financial Assistance from the U.S. Department of Justice (Sponsored by Office for Civil Rights)
In this session, the Office for Civil Rights will present information on the Federal Civil Rights laws applicable to entities that receive funding as either direct recipients or sub-recipients, from the U.S. Department of Justice and its funding components which include: The Office on Violence Against Women, The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, and The Office of Justice Programs (and its components, The Bureau of Justice Assistance, The Office on Victims of Crime, The Office on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, The Community Capacity Development Office, The Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking, or The National Institute of Justice. The workshop will cover the laws that prohibit discrimination in employment and in the delivery of services conducted by the funded program, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, and age.
Smoke Tree F
Santa Rosa
5:00 7:00 pmWiping of Tears Ceremony (optional)
Jim Clairmont (Sicangu Lakota)
Spiritual Leader
8:00 9:30 pmSpecial Cultural Performance ”€ Renaissance Hotel
Singing in Harmony: Honoring Victim/Survivor Voices
(optional evening performance completely funding by San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and other Tribes)
Joanne Shenandoah & Star Nayea
Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida Nation)
Star Nayea (First Nation Anishnabe, Manitoba, Canada)

East Pool Deck (Weather permitting) 

9:00 NoonClosing Plenary SessionCalifornia Ballroom
Sarah Deer (Mvskoke)
Bonnie Clairmont (Ho-Chunk)
Honoring Victim/Survivor Voices
Honoring/Traveling Song

Bear Spring Singers

Honoring Victim/Survivor Voices
Survival, by Venus St. Martin (Colville/Nez Perce)

Closing Chair Ceremony Honoring Victims/Survivors of Violence
Jim Clairmont (Sicangu Lakota)
Spiritual Leader

Introduction of Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk
Darren A. Cruzan (Miami Nation)

Deputy Director, Office of Justice Services

Bureau of Indian Affairs

U.S. Department of the Interior

Walking in Harmony with Indian Nations: The Role of the Department of the Interior in Honoring Victim/Survivor Voices and achieving Safety, Justice, & Healing
Larry Echo Hawk (Pawnee Nation)
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
U.S. Department of the Interior
(For video of this presentation, please see the Events Highlights Page).

Introduction of Judge Thorne
Hon. Abby Abinanti (Yurok)
Chief Judge, Yurok Tribal Court

Dependency/Delinquency Judge, California Superior Court

Closing Keynote: Role of Tribal Courts in Honoring Victim/Survivor Voices to achieve Safety, Justice, & Healing
Hon. William A. Thorne (Pomo/Coast Miwok)
Appellate Court Judge, Utah Court of Appeals

Tribal Court Judge Pro Tem, various Tribal Courts

Closing Comments
Joye E. Frost
Acting Director
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
U.S. Department of Justice
Honoring Victim/Survivor Voices
Honoring/Traveling Song

Bear Spring Singers
Closing Invocation
Jim Clairmont (Sicangu Lakota)
Spiritual Leader