As a tribal coalition, CSVANW does not provide emergency or direct services.  If you are in an unsafe situation or need immediate assistance please dial 911.

The 10th Annual Tribal Leaders Summit – Tribal Leaders Summit is a free briefing for tribal, state and federal officials and those who work with victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. An annual briefing that focuses on providing policy and legislative updates, share best practices directly from our communities and provide a current state of affairs in the movement to end violence. The summit highlights the unique tribal, state and federal perspectives and challenges that our New Mexico tribal communities face in regard to addressing and responding to violence against our Native women and children.

Mask Wearing is Highly Recommended During the 2-Day Event

Invited Tribal, Federal, and State Agencies:

  • 20 Pueblos (includes Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo), the Navajo Nation, and both the Jicarilla Apache and Mescalero Apache Nations
  • New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department
  • New Mexico Office of the Attorney General
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations
  • Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Indian Country Crimes Section, District of New Mexico, U.S. Attorney

Our Attendees:

  • Tribal leaders
  • Tribal council
  • Tribal domestic violence and
  • Sexual assault advocates
  • Social workers
  • Tribal judges
  • Tribal court personnel
  • Tribal prosecutors
  • Court Administrators


Host Hotel & Event Venue Information

Isleta Resort & Casino

1100 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, NM 87105

2024 CSVANW Briefs


Registration is limited. Due to the high amount of interest in this year’s Tribal Leaders Summit, if you are registering, we kindly ask you to stay committed to it and make your attendance. Please email us if you cannot attend the summit so we can add from the waiting list. Thank you.

More information coming soon! Thank you for your patience.

COVID-19 Mitigation During TLS

The Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women (CSVANW) understands that Indigenous peoples have been disproportionately affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Covid-19 poses a critical health threat to Indigenous peoples and has exacerbated pre-existing inequalities and systemic racism. This has continued to create challenges such as inadequate access to health care. Due to this unfortunate socioeconomic consequence, Indigenous children, peoples with disabilities and elders have been hit particularly hard. According to the Human Rights Council, Indigenous peoples are more likely to die due to the contraction of the Coronavirus.

As Indigenous leaders and advocates it is imperative that we continue to take action and precautions to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in our communities. Therefore, in order to host a safe environment for our 2024 Tribal Leaders Summit, it is highly recommended to wear a mask during the 2-day event.

Before the Summit

  • Testing before attendance
  • Packing hand sanitizers (CSVANW will also have PPE available at registration)

During the Summit

  • Mandatory mask wearing
  • Social distancing
  • Hand washing
  • (CSVANW will have air purifier equipment in shared spaces)

After the Summit

  • Reporting positive COVID-19 results
  • Or in close proximity of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19

It is important to remember that Community Care is a shared responsibility.

For more details on COVID-19 Mitigation tips please check out the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center’s COVID-19 Mitigation: Work Place Community Care Toolkit.

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