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National Native American Heritage Month
Coping with the Holidays

National Native American Heritage Month

National Native American Heritage MonthPresident Trump proclaimed November as National Native American Heritage Month.

OVC supports multiple efforts to enhance tribal victim services and public safety. One is the tribal set-aside program, created by the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018, (P.L. 115-141) for the U.S. Department of Justice, intends to help tribes develop, expand, and improve services to victims of crime by providing funding, programming, and technical assistance. Recipients of awards under this program will be announced in 2019.

Additionally, through the FY 2018 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS), the Department awarded $113 million to American Indian/Alaska Native communities to enhance victim services, address violence against women, improve public safety, and support youth programs.

Under two CTAS purpose areas, the Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program and Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities Program, OVC made more than 45 awards to tribes.

OVC has also produced multiple resources that can be used throughout this commemorative month. Visit the Tribal Multimedia and American Indian/Alaska Native sections of our site for information related to these products and more:

Coping with the Holidays

Coping with the HolidaysFor those who have recently experienced a tragedy or lost a family member or friend, the holiday season may seem too much to bear. The OVC publication, Coping With the Holidays After the Death of a Loved One or When You Are a Victim/Crime Survivor offers resources and suggestions to help support survivors.

Also view the Mothers Against Drunk Driving: Coping with the Holidays Tip Sheet for additional tips on coping during the holidays.

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