Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Virtual Indian Country Victim Assistance Training Program

September 27, 2021 @ 10:00 pm - September 30, 2021 @ 2:30 pm CDT

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on September 30, 2021 at 1:00 pm

About the Program

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Justice Services (OJS) announces the virtual academy “The Indian Country Victim Assistance Training Program” (ICVATP) developed and offered for new tribal victim advocates working in or for American Indian or Alaska Native tribal victim assistance programs. The target audience is aimed at tribal victim advocates with three years or less experience. The goal of the ICVATP virtual academy is to assist tribal programs in the development of comprehensive skill-based advocates by enhancing their knowledge, skills, and abilities to work in the field of victim services. It is anticipated that participants will learn the history of victimization and historical trauma as it relates to Indian Country, the role of a victim advocate, gain basic but critical victim advocacy skills, partnership development, and Self-Care techniques.


10:00-11:00 a.m.

1:00-2:30 p.m.


1:00-2:30 p.m.


1:00-3:00 p.m.


Thursday, August 4

Download Day 4 Agenda


Wednesday, August 3

Download Day 3 Agenda Here


Tuesday, August 2

Download Day 2 Agenda

7:30 am
Registration (Location: Sequoia)

9:00 am
Posting of Colors (Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

9:05 am
Welcome & Opening Prayer

9:10 am
Time of Reflection

9:25 am
Welcome & Opening Message from SGCETC Board of Directors 

9:30 am
Welcome from Tribal Nations within California and Discussion of Hot  Topics

10:15 am
Discussion with Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Bryan Newland

10:30 am

10:45 am
Establishing the Bay Area American Indian Cultural District

11:00 am
COVID Update and Indian Health Service Initiatives to Improve Health and Wellbeing

11:30 am
International Decade (2022 – 2032) of Indigenous Language Preservation

11:45 am
Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions

 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Networking Break

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

3:30 pm- 3:45 pm

3:45 pm
Threats to Tribal Sovereignty: Protecting the Indian Child Welfare Act

(Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

4:05 pm
Self-Governance Updates from DOI, IHS, and DOT

4:45 pm
Tiwahe Initiative – Federal Updates


Additional Meetings and Activities

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
DOI SGDB Training Room (Sand Pebble D)

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Individual Meetings with OSG Staff- Open (Board Rooms 3 & 4)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Caucus for the Food Distribution Program for Indian Reservations Consultation Meeting (Cypress A)