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OVW – 17th Annual Government-to-Government Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation

September 21, 2022 - September 23, 2022

You are invited to participate in 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 pandemic 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. They will also provide an option for tribal leaders who prefer to testify virtually and, if it becomes unsafe to conduct meetings in person, we will conduct the full tribal consultation virtually.

The consultation testimony sessions are open to federally-recognized, tribally elected and appointed leaders or their authorized designee to provide oral testimony. Tribal Leaders may also submit written testimony.

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.

Hotel information, Registration and resources will be posted soon on the OVW consultation website at:


September 21, 2022
September 23, 2022