NCAI 79th Annual Convention & Marketplace
Oct 30 – Nov 4 all-day


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October 3, 2022


Registration is Now Open for the NCAI 79th Annual Convention & Marketplace!

This October, join NCAI in Sacramento, California, for the 79th Annual Convention & Marketplace! Those who attend will have the opportunity to work together to protect and advance tribal sovereignty. Tribal leaders, NCAI members, Native youth, and partners from across Indian Country will gather in person to discuss critical issues, develop strategy, and embark upon a new era of Nation-to-Nation engagement. Additionally, attendees and the general public will be able to browse the NCAI Marketplace, which features a variety of booths ranging from artists, to federal job recruiters, and much more!

Reserve Your Hotel Room for the NCAI 79th Annual Convention & Marketplace

Hotels within NCAI’s room block are located conveniently near the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center. The deadline to reserve hotel rooms for the 79th Annual Convention & Marketplace is Friday, October 7, 2022.

OVC Virtual Tribal Consultation on the Tribal Set-Aside from the Crime Victims Fund for FY23
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will host a virtual Tribal Consultation on the Tribal Set-Aside from the Crime Victims Fund for Fiscal Year 2023 on Wednesday, November 9th from 2:00−4:00 p.m. eastern time (1:00–3:00 p.m. central/12:00–2:00 p.m. mountain/11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. pacific/10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Alaska)

Information about the Tribal Consultation and other upcoming events will be available soon at:

Consultation testimony can be provided by:

  • an elected Tribal leader,
  • an appointed Tribal leader, or
  • someone designated by an elected or appointed Tribal leader. Designation must be provided in writing.

If you are a Tribal leader’s designee to speak at the Consultation, OVC asks that you provide a Delegation of Authority letter on Tribal letterhead signed by the elected or appointed Tribal leader or have the elected or appointed Tribal leader send an email to confirm your authorization to testify on behalf of the Tribe. Instructions for how to submit your testimony will be available after you register. Written testimony will be welcomed via email to through November 30, 2022.

In addition to the virtual Tribal Consultation, OVC plans to host a Listening Session before the 17th National Indian Nations Conference, scheduled for December 6–9, 2022, at the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Reservation in Palm Springs, CA. This Listening Session will be held in-person on December 6, 2022, from 9:00–11:30 a.m., and will provide all interested persons an opportunity to offer feedback about the set-aside program, and other matters to enhance services for victims of crime within Tribal communities. Written feedback will be welcomed via email to ovctribalsetaside@usdoj.govthrough December 31, 2022.

OVC looks forward to hearing from you in November and seeing you in December. Please email any questions to

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MIWSAC Sex Trafficking Conference
Jan 25 – Jan 27 all-day

More information to come!

When Words Aren’t Enough: A Conversation Addressing MMIW in Alaska @ Anchorage Museum
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
OVW’s FY 2023 Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program Deadline
Feb 21 all-day
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FY 2023 Solicitation Announcement

NOW OPEN: OVW’s FY 2023 Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program Solicitation

OVW’s Legal Assistance for Victims Program is intended to increase the availability of civil and criminal legal assistance needed to effectively aid adult and youth (ages 11 to 24) victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault by providing funds for comprehensive direct legal service to victims in legal matters relating to or arising out of that abuse or violence. Eligible applicants include Indian tribal governments, tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, legal service providers, victim service providers, and institutions of higher education.

Important Dates and Information 

  • Application deadline for February 21, 2023 – 11:59 p.m. ET
  • Application deadline for JustGrants: February 23, 2023 – 9:00 p.m. ET
  • Letter of Intent: January 17, 2023
  • Preapplication call: January 10, 2023, 2:00 p.m. ET

To submit an application, all applicants must register online with the System for Award Management (SAM) and with To ensure sufficient time to complete the registration process, applicants should register online with SAM and with Grants.govimmediately, but no later than January 31, 2023.

Contact: or 202–307-6026


My Sister’s Keeper Walk: The Walk to End the Violence, Murder and Trafficking of Women of Color
May 1 @ 8:00 am – May 5 @ 8:00 pm
National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW)
May 5 all-day
May 5th is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW), where we remember the lives of our MMIW sisters who have been devastated or lost and continue to call for action to end the MMIW crisis. Alaska continues to be one of the most dangerous states for violence against Indigenous Women and has the 4th highest MMIP cases nationally. WE MUST END THIS CRISIS!
The AKNWRC invites you to wear RED with us TODAY! Please share a photo and use hashtags #MMIW, #MMIWActionNow, #NoMoreStolenSisters, and tag @niwrc and @aknwrc in your posts!
Working with Native American Victims Living in Urban Areas
Mar 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This webinar will address how victim advocates and other social service professionals can build a coordinated response across jurisdictional boundaries to better serve AIAN living in urban areas. Special attention will be paid to recent legislation like Savanna’s Act, which specifically mentions the need to partner with urban AIAN programs. Learning

Objectives: At this end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

• Identify unique challenges faced by AIAN living in urban areas who are victimized by domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, and sex trafficking.

• Provide culturally responsive support to AIAN victims living in urban areas.

• Enhance interjurisdictional coordination to enhance support to victims and reduce gaps in services.

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Hidden in Plain Sight: The Intersection of Brain Injury, Strangulation, Gender-Based Violence, Housing Insecurity and Homelessness
Mar 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Gender-based violence often involves physical violence targeted at the head, neck, and face—through blows to the head or strangulation. Though this has been common knowledge for decades, brain injuries caused by violence are unacknowledged, rarely identified, and almost never immediately treated. Both survivors of violence and professionals who work with them have been largely unaware of brain injury as a significant consequence of violence. Brain injuries can cause physical, emotional, and cognitive consequences that can impact every area of a survivor’s life—including their ability to successfully access and participate in services, maintain employment, secure and sustain housing, and meet self-sufficiency goals. This webinar will introduce CARE (Connect, Acknowledge, Respond, Evaluate), Ohio’s evidence-based framework developed by the Ohio Domestic Violence Network and The Ohio State University. CARE is a brain injury-aware, trauma-informed approach focusing on accessibility and accommodations with practical, hands-on, free tools, strategies, and resources to support your work.

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The Four Most Common Feelings of Trauma Survivors
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

In this age of neuroscience with focus on the physiological reaction of the brain and body to a trauma, recognition of the feelings experienced by the survivor as a result of the trauma has almost become secondary. This presentation reminds us of the importance of fear, anger, guilt, and depression in response to trauma. The Justice Clearinghouse will discuss where these feelings come from, the role that they play in the traumatic response, and how we can assist the survivor with managing or coping with these feelings as part of their recovery from the trauma.

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