2023 National Week of Action: Partners and NIWRC Presentations
National Week of Action: Partners and NIWRC Presentations
(All times are in Mountain Time Zone)
Monday, May 1 | 12:00 pm
Launch of the National Week of Action, Traditional Opening
Tuesday, May 2 | 11:00 am
International Advocacy to End the MMIW Crisis, Hosted by Indian Law Resource Center
Join the Indian Law Resource Center to learn how Indigenous women, tribes, and organizations are using the United Nations and the international human rights system to speak out against failed US laws and policies that perpetuate the MMIW crisis and other systemic violations of Indigenous women’s human rights. We will highlight the international legal framework applicable to MMIW and violence against indigenous women, including two key instruments specific to Indigenous peoples—the UN and American Declarations on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. We will discuss our strategies and working methods for various international human rights bodies within the UN, including the UN Commission on the Status of Women, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and the United Nations Special Procedures, and touch on efforts at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
Wednesday, May 3 | 1:00 pm
Hosted by Alliance of Tribal Coalitions to End Violence
The Alliance of Tribal Coalitions to End Violence session will highlight the work of the Tribal Coalitions and the work they are doing in their tribal communities, working with the tribes they serve. The Tribal Coalitions have been working on promoting the capacity of survivors, advocates, victim service providers, tribal leadership, and Indigenous women’s organizations on the tribal, county, state, national and international levels. ATCEV was born out of the combined work of the Tribal Coalitions and the need for our own collective unified voice in national discussions. The Tribal Coalitions and ATCEV have been at the forefront, working at bringing awareness of MMIW.
Thursday, May 4 | 11:00 am
Indigenous Representation in Media and MMIP Advocacy, Hosted by Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center
Whether we like it or not – media is integrated into our lives. It connects, educates, and influences at home, work and play. This is why it's all the more important that representation in the media is accurate. How are Native American/Alaska Native people seen in the media? Or are we not seen at all? It’s important that Native voices are helping to shape the narrative and why we must be in these spaces to ensure accurate history and culture are shown. In the wake of growing visibility on MMIP/MMIWG2S, the sharing of stories of our loved ones needs to be done with respect and led by Indigenous people. In our presentation, we will explore these ideas and talk about the advocacy work AKNWRC and our partners are doing in Alaska.
Friday, May 5 (Day of Action) | 10:30 am
Housing As A Mitigating Factor For MMIW, STTARS Indigenous Safe Housing Center