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Sexual assault is a significant issue in tribal communities. In its immediate aftermath, victims deserve access to Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) specifically trained to provide expert forensic nursing care that is victim-centered and compassionate. In 2013 the Hopi Health Care Center (HHCC) developed a SANE program following the American Indian/Alaska Native SANE-SART 2010 Initiative. Simultaneously, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health received federal funding to develop a National Tele-nursing Center (NTC). The NTC provides guidance and support for SANEs and other clinicians in remote, underserved areas. The HHCC and the NTC have been collaborating to develop a system of...More Info >>
Both the Indian Child Welfare Act and the Violence Against Women Act tribal jurisdiction provision (section 904) recognize the inherent sovereignty of Indian Nations to protect their women and children. However, both are under attack. This webinar will take a close look at the non-Indian attacks on ICWA and VAWA, how they intersect, and what lessons we can learn from defending these attacks to ensure that our own communities best utilize these important laws to protect our women and children. Presenter: Mary Kathryn joined Pipestem Law in 2015. She specializes in federal Indian law and has drafted numerous appellate briefs...More Info >>
The National Congress of American Indians Task Force on Violence Against Women will provide an update on efforts to remove barriers preventing American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages from accessing the Crime Victim Fund. Unlike state and territorial governments, tribal governments do not receive an annual allocation from the Crime Victims Fund to help crime victims in their communities. American Indians and Alaska Natives experience the highest crime victimization rates in the country. Complex jurisdictional issues, along with the cultural diversity of tribes and the basic reality of geography, pose significant challenges for tribal crime victims. Tribal governments, like...More Info >>
The NIWRC Native Love youth project tunes into the voices of youth to hear what NativeLove means to them and how it can inform our work as advocates. NativeLove is re-launching during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month 2016, with media campaigns, tribal school visits, community events, toolkits, building and sharing new resources, how to promote youth leadership, and information about the NativeLove youth ambassadorship. NativeLove hopes to galvanize Native youth and lend volume to their voices in recognizing healthy relationships by engaging them in a positive way with interactive opportunities for youth-to-youth-to-community relationship building. This webinar will describe the project,...More Info >>
*/ This webinar will familiarize participants with common dynamics that are associated with trafficking in tribal communities. Participants will learn what steps they might take in order to develop an effective tribal response to trafficking and will be provided with examples of how other tribes across the country have developed a response. Throughout the webinar there will be opportunity for discussion about how trafficking and prostitution uniquely impact our Native women and youth, and there will be time at the end for participants to talk about what they are currently seeing in their own communities. Note: ACF Regions 5 &...More Info >>
*/ 4 of 4 Survivor Centered Webinar Series on Sex Trafficking of Native WomenMore Info >>
In Native cultures, Native peoples had non-violent life ways based on an understanding of the natural world, viewing health through the traditional concepts of balance and sense of well-being. This webinar will discuss how restoring traditional family values can support positive social change and healthy community characteristics where Native families can exist in a web of relationships, each equal in importance and value. Presented by Theda New Breast, MPH, Native Wellness Institute */More Info >>
*/ 3 of 4 Survivor Centered Webinar Series on Sex Trafficking of Native WomenMore Info >>
*/ 2 of 4 Survivor Centered Webinar Series on Sex Trafficking of Native Women This webinar will address intimate partner sex trafficking, particularly how pimps select their victims. The focus will be on predator behavior, not victim risk factors. Presenters: Christine Stark (Cherokee/Anishinaabe is an award winning author, speaker, organizer, and visual artist. Her articles have been published in numerous journals and anthologies, including Prostitution, Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress and others. Currently, she is writing a report titled “Gathering Our Stories: the Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women on the Duluth Ships” based upon interviews she conducted with Native women...More Info >>
Experiencing Domestic Violence and other multiple forms of abuse and oppression affects how we think and feel and sets the basis for our relationships with family, friends, community and service providers. This webinar will provide a holistic and integrated framework for responding to trauma and mental health in the context of domestic violence. It will look at the critical role of trauma-informed care in supporting healing and resiliency, both individual and community; and how a trauma-informed approach can strengthen and enhance advocacy work by increasing understanding of the psychological consequences of individual, collective and historical trauma and how this understanding...More Info >>
*/ Survivor Centered Webinar Series on Sex Trafficking of Native Women | 1 of 4 Survivor Centered Webinar Series on Sex Trafficking of Native Women This webinar lays the foundation for understanding sex trafficking of Native women and survivor centered responses developed by three experts in the field. Presenters: Christine Stark (Cherokee/Anishinaabe is an award winning author, speaker, organizer, and visual artist. Her articles have been published in numerous journals and anthologies, including Prostitution, Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress and others. Currently, she is writing a report titled “Gathering Our Stories: the Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women on the Duluth...More Info >>
Native women have been leaders among their peoples since time immemorial, maintaining community wellness and teaching cultural values and life-ways for thousands of years. Today’s Native women are no exception—when we work to create positive strides in the health, wellbeing, and sovereignty of our Nations, we walk in the footsteps of our grandmothers who came before us. This year, we choose to celebrate Native American Heritage Month by honoring some of these grandmothers and sharing their stories on our Facebook page . From Queen Lili’uokalani to Lozen, these women are leaders in a wide variety of fields—education, literature, arts, language...More Info >>

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