The 3rd Annual Tribal Leaders Summit is a free event that highlights the unique tribal, state and federal perspectives and challenges that our New Mexico tribal communities face in addressing and responding to violence against our Native women and children. The summit also provides educational opportunities for tribal leaders to be updated and informed about the tribal provisions of the Violence Against Women Act, the Tribal Law and Order Act, and the current jurisdictional challenges faced in New Mexico.
This two-day summit will focus on sharing field expertise, promising practices and fostering conversations that seek to increase the public safety of our Native women and children. Training will be provided to tribal leaders, agency directors, service providers, tribal law enforcement, service providers and advocates.
- Lorraine Edmo, Tribal Deputy Director, Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women
- Hector Balderas, State of New Mexico Attorney General
- Lanisha Bell, National Coordinator/Program Manager of Victim Assistance, BIA
- Gov. Michael Chaverria, Pueblo of Santa Clara
- Gov. Daniel Coriz, Kewa
- Frank Demolli, Chief Judge, Pueblo of Santa Clara
- Justin Huenemann, President and CEO of the Notah Begay III Foundation
- Dr. Corrine Sanchez, Tewa Women United
- Lucy Simpson, National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
- Tom Udall, U.S. Senator
- Kelly Zunie, Secretary, NM Indian Affairs Department
Click here to view speaker bios and download the agenda.
This educational event is supported in part by a grant from the State of New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department contract #16-690-18897 and by grant no: 2015-IW-AX-0014 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication, program, exhibition are those of the author and do not neccessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, OWV.