American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence (opportunity/training)

DOJ Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence

Listening Session Teleconference

Native-serving schools are increasingly affected by the aftermath of children exposed to violence. Native students often arrive at school showing repercussions from violence, the consequences of which result in poor academic achievement and destructive behavior. To ensure that the important perspectives of educators, parents, and stakeholders are heard, NIEA and federal partners scheduled a listening session conference call on children exposed to violence for Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 3:00 to 4:30pm (eastern).

Recently at the 2013 White House Tribal Nations Conference, Attorney General Eric Holder announced the creation of the Attorney General's Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence.  Anchored by both a federal working group that includes U.S. Attorneys and officials from the Departments of the Interior and Justice and an advisory committee of experts, the task force examines the scope and impact of violence facing American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and makes policy recommendations to the Attorney General on methods to address these issues. 

The Advisory Committee has convened four public hearings and several listening sessions to examine the pervasive problems associated with AI/AN children exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and communities. This teleconference is the next opportunity to provide comments. The information collected from hearings and listening sessions will assist the Task Force, through the Advisory Committee, in developing policy recommendations. 

Important Information

  • Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014 
  • Time: 3:00 to 4:30pm (eastern)
  • Call-in Information: 866-939-8416     Passcode: 5185319
  • Additional Details: Please click HERE.

 For more information, please contact NIEA Policy Associate, Clint J. Bowers, at