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Serving American Indian/Alaska Native communities since 1996
Tribal Victim Resource Specialist
Lonna Hunter, serves as TLPI's Tribal Victim Resource Specialist, most recently she was a Project Coordinator providing Training & Technical Assistance to 40 tribal Children's Justice Act Partnership and Comprehensive Tribal Victim Assistance Program Office of Victims of Crime, Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation grantees with the National Criminal Justice Training Center at Fox Valley Technical College. Previously, Lonna was the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Tribal Liaison, working closely with tribal law enforcement in developing a tribal taskforce on sex trafficking. In addition, she conducted statewide listening session for the Office on Violence Against Women, developing policy for Native victims of crime with the Office of Victims of Crime, homeland security, FirstNet-emergency communications, including working closely with the Governor’s office on the opiate/heroin epidemic. Lonna also worked with the Minnesota Department of Health on the Adverse Childhood Experiences building community health plans to address healing and resilience with tribal communities. Lonna has worked with state and tribal coalitions- Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women, the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition, and served as Director for the national Sheila Wellstone Institute. Lonna brings over twenty years extensive experience in tribal, state and federal policy creation and lobbying to end violence against Native women and children, building diverse coalitions of community and government leaders, and direct service with survivors.