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The 12th National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime was held December 9 — 11, 2010, in Palm Springs, California. This event focused on innovation and successful victim programs and strategies as well as providing current information and promising practices from the field.

The Office for Victims of Crime has posted a General Overview of the Conference along with a Photo Gallery of the Conference.

Over 70 workshops were presented by more than 175 presenters who are experts in their fields.

Special Keynote Address on Thursday evening, December 9th, by the United States Attorney General, the Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.


Thursday morning December 9th Tribal Law and Order Act panel presentation featured John Harte (San Felipe Pueblo), Partner, Mapetsi Policy Group, Former Policy Director, U. S, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Closing Keynote address was on Saturday morning December 11th by:

  • Larry Echo Hawk (Pawnee Nation), Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Hon. William A. Thorne (Pomo/Coast Miwok), Appellate Court Judge, Utah Court of Appeals, and Judge Pro Tem at many different Tribal Courts


Cultural Exchange Performances by:

  • Bear Spring Singers
  • The Boyz
  • Chumash Inter-tribal Singers
  • Indigie Femme
  • James and Ernie
  • Joanne Shenandoah
  • Star Nayea