Third Annual MMIWG2S+ Alaska: Run For Healing, Run for Justice happening Sept 19–24
Sep 19 – Sep 24 all-day

Join AKNWRC and our partners for this awareness event. Check out the event page on Facebook for registration information. Be sure to register in advance to get a downloadable runners packet with a printable bib!

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OVW 17th Annual Government-to-Government Tribal Consultation
Sep 21 – Sep 23 all-day


We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 17th Annual Government-to-Government Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation to be conducted in person September 21–23, 2022 in Anchorage, Alaska. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 national emergency and uncertainty about future medical trends, the Department of Justice will continue to implement measures to protect the safety and health of tribal leaders and others who attend this consultation in person. Attendees do have the option to attend virtually for the streamed portions of the consultation, virtual attendees will also need to register. All attendees – whether virtual or in-person – must register for the conference.

The public is invited to attend. However, only tribally elected and appointed leaders or their authorized designees are authorized to provide testimony. Testimony may be prerecorded and viewed during the event, provided live during the event, and submitted in writing. The Chickasaw Speaker Management team is available to assist tribal leaders with testimony preparation, to include recording support.

Please Note: If it becomes unsafe to conduct meetings in person, we will conduct the full consultation virtually.

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is a grant-making agency in the U.S. Department of Justice. Under §903 of Title IX of the United States Department of Justice Reauthorization and Violence Against Women Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005), OVW is responsible for conducting annual government-to-government consultation with the leaders of all federally-recognized, Indian tribal governments on behalf of the United States Attorney General.

The purpose of consultation is to solicit recommendations from tribal government leaders on the following topics:
(1) Administering tribal funds and programs;
(2) Enhancing the safety of Indian women from domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, homicide, stalking, and sex trafficking;
(3) Strengthening the federal response to such crimes; and,
(4) Improving access to local, regional, state, and federal crime information databases and criminal justice information systems.

Register NOW!

For hotel reservations, travel information and additional resources, visit the consultation website at

The official letter of invitation can be found HERE

For Questions Regarding Registration, Submission of Testimonies, Contact:

For General Questions, Contact:

Unity Meeting 2022: Increasing the Safety of Alaska Native Women
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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!