The New Mexico Tribal Leaders Summit is a convening of tribal leaders that focuses on the federal, state and tribal laws as they relate to addressing and responding to violence in New Mexico tribal communities. The role of tribal leaders in the implementation of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) are discussed and the summit highlights the unique tribal, state and federal perspectives and challenges tribal communities face regarding the response to violence, specifically violence against women.
New Mexico tribal court judges and chief justices during the 2nd Annual Tribal Leaders Summit.
The 7th Annual Tribal Leaders Summit – April 1 & 2, 2020 – is a free briefing for tribal, state and federal officials and those who work with victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. An annual briefing that focuses on providing policy and legislative updates, share best practices directly from our communities and provide a current state of affairs in the movement to end violence. The summit highlights the unique tribal, state and federal perspectives and challenges that our New Mexico tribal communities face in regards to addressing and responding to violence against our Native women and children.
- 20 Pueblos (includes Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo), the Navajo Nation, and both the Jicarilla Apache and Mescalero Apache Nations
- New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department
- New Mexico Office of the Attorney General
- Bureau of Indian Affairs
- Federal Bureau of Investigations
- Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
- Indian Country Crimes Section, District of New Mexico, U.S. Attorney
- Tribal leaders
- Tribal council
- Tribal domestic violence and sexual assault advocates
- Social workers
- Tribal judges
- Tribal court personnel
- Tribal prosecutors
- Court Administrators
2020 Tribal Leader Briefs
Tribal Leader Briefs will be available soon.