Upcoming NCAI Webinars: VAWA, HEARTH Act, & Tribal-State Public Safety Agreements

The National Congress of American Indians will host a series of webinars which will focus on the implementation of recently passed legislation as well as the continued importance of working with federal, state, and local governments. These webinars will address implementation of the expanded jurisdiction provisions within VAWA (April 5), implementation of the HEARTH Act (March 28), and working with states and local governments to develop strong public safety agreements (March 26).
Please register for each of these informative webinars:

TRIBAL-STATE PUBLIC SAFETY WEBINAR | Enhancing Cooperation: Tribal-State Public Safety Agreements
On March 26, 2013, from 3:00-4:30 pm (EST), NCAI, in partnership with the National Criminal Justice Association, is presenting a webinar on tribal-state public safety agreements. These agreements include memorandums of understanding, cross-deputization agreements, and mutual-aid agreements. The discussion will focus on the importance of tribes, states, and local governments cooperating with each other on public safety issues, how to address obstacles to cooperation, and best practices that the Navajo Nation has used in developing these agreements in multiple states. The panel will consist of representatives from the Arizona Department of Public Safety and the Navajo Nation Department of Justice.
Please register here: http://bit.ly/13U0A6m
Presenters:
Regina Holyan, Principal Attorney, Navajo Nation Department of Justice
Major Larry Scarber, Southern Highway Patrol Bureau Commander and Tribal Liaison, Arizona Department of Public Safety
Also available for question and answer:
Paul Spruhan, Assistant Attorney General, Navajo Nation Department of Justice

NCAI Contact Information: Mark Carter, Legal Fellow – mcarter@ncai.org

HEARTH WEBINAR | Tribal Land Leasing: Opportunities Presented by the HEARTH Act and the Newly Amended 162 Leasing Regulations
On March 28, 2013, from 3:00-4:30 pm (EST), NCAI will host a webinar on Tribal Land Leasing. In this webinar, we will discuss amendments to the U.S. Department of Interior’s 162 Regulations as well as practical issues for tribes to consider when seeking to draft and implement their own leasing codes under the HEARTH Act. Our panel will be comprised of representatives from the Navajo Nation Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Interior.

Please register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8216286804956395264

Presenters:
Karis Begaye, Attorney, Navajo Nation Department of Justice
James Schock, Associate Deputy Bureau Director, Office of Trust Services, BIA
Matthew Kirkland, Chief of Division of Real Estate Services, Office of Trust Services, BIA
NCAI Contact Information: Derrick Beetso, Staff Attorney – dbeetso@ncai.org

VAWA IMPLEMENTATION WEBINAR | Implementation of the Expanded Jurisdiction Provisions of the Recently Reauthorized Violence Against Women Act
On April 5, 2013, from 1:30-3:30 pm (EST), NCAI, in partnership with the Tribal Law and Order Institute, will host a webinar on implementation of the Violence Against Women Act’s (VAWA) expanded tribal jurisdiction provision, and what issues it presents for tribal governments.
In preparation for this webinar, and the overall implementation of the expanded jurisdiction provisions, NCAI prepared this Draft Amended Version of the Indian Civil Rights Act, as it will be codified after last week’s historic signing of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. Please review and we look forward to you joining us for this important webinar.
Please register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8160285379218846976
Draft Agenda
Welcome & Introduction – NCAI’s Nat’l Violence Against Women Task Force
Programmatic Overview – Jacqueline Agtuca, Clan Star, Inc.
Moderator: Chia Halpern Beetso
Presenters:
John Dossett, NCAI, General Counsel
Brent Leonhard, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Attorney
Jill Engel, Hopi Tribe, Chief Prosecutor
Michael Carter, Gila River Indian Community, Assistant General Counsel
Representative from DOJ Invited
NCAI Contact Information: Derrick Beetso, Staff Attorney – dbeetso@ncai.org

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