CMS awarded contract to execute DOJ Tribal Consultation
Chickasaw Nation Industries is pleased to announce that our family company, Chickasaw Management Services, LLC has been awarded a five year contract to execute the Department of Justice’s annual Tribal Consultation(s) on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women.
These consultations are held pursuant to Public Law 109-162, Title IX, Section 903 of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2005. This law requires the U.S. Attorney General to conduct an annual consultation with Indian tribal governments to address the federal administration of all tribal funds and programs established under the Violence Against Women Acts (VAWA) of 1994, 2000, and 2005.
The statute further directs the Attorney General to solicit recommendations from the Indian tribes at an annual consultation concerning the following items:
- Administering tribal funds and programs
- Enhancing the safety of Indian women from domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking
- Strengthening the federal response to such violent crimes
“We are honored to be part of something that is so important to Indian Country,” stated April Hall, LLC Manager of Chickasaw Management Services. “Facilitating a forum for native leaders to come together and be a voice for American Indian and Alaskan Native women that are at least twice more likely to experience rape or sexual assault crimes, compared to other races, is a priority opportunity.”
For more information about Chickasaw Management Services, visit www.chickasaw.com/divisions/civilian