14th National Indian Nations Conference — Scholarship Application Deadline Approaching

For information on conference scholarships for the 14th National Indian Nations Conference, see link: http://www.ovcinc.org/scholarships

Deadline for scholarships is Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

The Conference will be held December 11 — 13, 2014, on the reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, California, with the theme, “Generational Voices Uniting for Safety, Justice, and Healing.” This year’s conference is once again coordinated by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute<http://www.tribal-institute.org/lists/tlpi.htm> under a grant from OVC.

The purpose of the 14th National Indian Nations Conference — the largest U.S. Department of Justice sponsored Indian Nations conference — is to bring together Native American victims, victim advocates, tribal leaders, victim service providers, community volunteers, prosecutors, judicial and law enforcement personnel, family violence and sexual assault specialists, medical providers, social services and mental health personnel, probation/corrections, criminal justice and juvenile justice personnel, as well as federal and state agency representatives to share their knowledge, experiences and ideas for developing programs that serve the unique needs of crime victims in Indian Country. Continue reading