OVW Tribal Grantee Training Events

Announcing MSH-TA’s Webinar Series on Key Issues and Promising Practices


Mending the Sacred Hoop TA Project is pleased to announce our “Key Issues and Promising Practices” Webinar Series! From April-November 2021, MSH-TA will be offering webinar trainings on a variety of topics addressing violence against women in Native communities, including: Federal and Tribal Collaborations Investigating and Prosecuting DV/SA, Privacy and Adolescents, Services for LGBTQ2S, and more.

Please join us in September for:

Developing a Collaborative Response to Violence Against Women in Indian Country: Federal Prosecution Options: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 | 11:00 am CDT. Victimization rates in Indian country are high in many parts of the country, particularly for crimes like sexual assault and domestic violence. In non-PL 280 jurisdictions, the federal government has concurrent jurisdiction with the tribe for many of these offenses. And, even in PL 280 states, the federal government may have jurisdiction to prosecute some intimate partner violence crimes occurring on the reservation. In each of these situations, it is likely that tribal personnel will be the first responders to the crime scene or to meet with the victim. This webinar will address how the federal government and tribal governments can work collaboratively to investigate and prosecute domestic violence and sexual assault offenses. We will cover the elements needed to prove the most commonly charged assault crimes in Indian country, special federal evidentiary rules that apply in sexual assault cases, and laws in the federal system that protect victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Presented by Leslie A. Hagen, U.S. Department of Justice, National Indian Country Training Institute.



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September 2021

Positive Indigenous Parenting Webinar: Red Wind Consulting

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Parenting is often affected when domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or sex trafficking has happened. Whether parenting issues are ongoing due to abusive relationship or are ongoing due to generational trauma we need to support our victims/ survivors as they develop new skills to increase success for our indigenous youth. What does positive parenting for indigenous parents look like? This webinar will discuss small steps we can make in our homes, schools and communities that will have a lasting positive change in children and teens on the reservations. Many of our parents struggle with disciplining, setting boundaries and how to support children who have been through trauma. Stepping away from the blaming of our own parents and connecting with our ancestors to set things right for the next generation is what is webinar is all about.

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Assessment Tools Webinar, Part 1: Native Alliance Against Violence

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar covers:  1. What is a survey 2. Advantages vs. disadvantages 3. Things to consider (why, what, who, how) 4. Types of questions 5. Informed consent 6. Analyzing data for program/policy development and/or improvement. This webinar will also provide an example of a post-training survey and a community survey. We will help programs understand the difference between program assessment for improvement and evaluative research type activities – the latter being an activity that cannot be done with OVW tribal government grant funds.

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Mending the Sacred Hoop TA Project is supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K028 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.


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