Will your tribal community be represented at the national table by your tribal leaders? Ask them! #TribalConsultation17
Last year, in New Mexico, only 11 of our tribal leaders or their representatives attended tribal consultation. Now more than ever, tribal consultation is a critical collaboration and coordination process that guides our federal government partners to engage in nation to nation discussions between tribal leaders and federal officials on how to identify, consider, and address issues or concerns around the movement to end violence against Native women.
Meaningful consultation is of principal importance in developing legislation and policies that are inclusive of tribal representation and input. To create and sustain meaningful informed consultation, CSVANW puts forward recommendations for our tribal leaders to utilize that can support broad level policies, strategies and systems to advance the well-being of Native women and children.
Let’s work together to make sure our tribes and Pueblos are represented at the table!
Who can provide testimony?
- Tribally-elected leaders and/or appointed leaders
- Individuals who have provided an official letter from a tribally-elected and/or appointed leader to present on their behalf; followed by,
- A listening session to be held for other leaders from within Indian Country who represent American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Where is tribal consultation being held?
We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center (Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Reservation) Fountain Hills, Arizona
To access registration, click HERE!
To access CSVANW 2017 Tribal Leader Recommendations, click HERE!
Call your tribal leader’s office, mention them on social media or approach your tribal council to see who will be at the national table representing your community. Access the agenda for tribal consultation HERE!
Each year, CSVANW provides Tribal Leader Recommendations to help prepare our tribal leaders to make informed testimonies on behalf of the status of violence against Native women and children. Feel free to share this email or download our 2017 recommendations HERE!