This year, CALCASA and the Inter-Tribal Council of California, Inc. teamed up to provide a day-long workshop during CALCASA’s 2009 Leadership Conference, which I had the privilege of attending. Connie Reitman-Solas, Executive Director of ITCC, and Tami Tejada, Program Coordinator for ITCC’s Family Violence Prevention and Service Program of ITCC, Inc. facilitated this daylong workshop which focused on how non-tribal service providers and tribal service providers can collaborate to provide Native women and children who are survivors of sexual assault, the most culturally appropriate services. Connie shared a historical perspective on California Tribal Communities, as well as information about California’s Tribal population. Tami talked about existing collaboration efforts between tribal and non-tribal service providers as well as “best practices” for collaborating with Tribal Communities. Participants also had the opportunity to meet face to face with ITCC’s domestic violence and sexual assault advocates and began building those collaborations on site.
For more information on the Inter-Tribal Council of California, Inc, click here.
You can also access the resources used in this workshop below:
- California Research Bureau’s Early California Laws and Policies Related to California Indians
- CA Attorney General’s Office American Indian Planning Grant
- Critical Sociology Article Invisible or Pathologized? Racial Statistics and Violence Against Women of Color
- ITCC, Inc’s Designated County Service areas