Tribal Law and Policy Institute Announces Two Training Sessions (provided simultaneously) Addressing Violence Against Indian Women

February 29 March 1, 2016

Double Tree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica
1707 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, California 90401

Phone: 1-800-222-8733

Hotel Rate: $217.00 (Federal Per Diem Rate for Santa Monica)
The Hotel Group Block is now full. To make a reservation, please contact Jessica Harjo at for assistance.
Reservation Deadline: Extended to Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Registration: $450.00 for 2 day training
Early Bird Rate: $400 (Extended to Wednesday, January 27, 2016)
Registration covers 2 day training, materials, lunch and refreshments.

Register Today!

(Please register by February 25, 2016 if feasible. Onsite registration will also be available).

Paying by Check: If you are paying by check, please download and complete the Training Registration Form and fax it to 323-650-8149. Please mail payment to:

Tribal Law and Policy Institute
8235 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 211
West Hollywood CA 90046

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be made after Monday, February 15, 2016. Registration will be refunded less a $25.00 administrative charge. As an alternative to cancellation, registration fees are transferable at no charge, but only with the receipt of a substitute registration form. Transfer requests must be received by February 15, 2016.

Tribal Grantees: If you are an Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) grantee, please submit a grant adjustment notice (GAN) to your Program Manager requesting approval to use OVW grant funds to attend this training. Agendas can be found below.

On-Site Registration: If you need to register on site, registration will be available on Monday, February 29, 2016 between 8:00 am – 9:00 am. Checks, credit cards and cash will be accepted.

Track One: Strengthening Tribal Laws to Protect Native Women and Families
Presenters: Jerry Gardner, Kelly Stoner, and Maureen White Eagle. (Download Draft Agenda)

Participants will walk away with specific strategies and resource tools for developing tribal laws supporting victim safety and batterer accountability. Participants will receive copies of the three updated tribal code development resources on Sexual Assault and Stalking; Domestic Violence; and exercising increased tribal authority under TLOA/VAWA.

Track Two: Incorporating Indigenous Traditions and Practice in Our Work with Victim/Survivors
Presenters: Bonnie Clairmont and Jim Clairmont. (Download Draft Agenda)

Participants will walk away with specific strategies and resource tools for incorporating Indigenous Traditions and Practices in Our Work with Victim/Survivors. Participants will be provided with copies of the Video and Video Guidebook for Listen to Our Grandmothers: Utilizing Cultural Traditions in Our Response to Violence Against Indian Women which was developed by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute in order to assist tribal programs with incorporating cultural traditions into contemporary responses to violence against Native women.

You may also Download the Training Flyer.