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Advocacy Workshop - Foundation and Key Principles: Strengthening the Role of Advocacy in Indian Country

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 to Thursday, April 23, 2020

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“Foundation and Key Principles: Strengthening the Role of Advocacy in Indian Country Workshop”
April 21- 23, 2020 - Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, NM

The foundation of advocates’ role in Indian Country is built upon our indigenous understanding of our relationships and roles as Relatives in the context of historical and ongoing dynamics of colonization. The key principles of advocacy come from indigenous cultural beliefs and values, and encompass concepts of resilience, trauma-informed approaches and sovereignty. These are the themes of this workshop with a focus on the dynamics and impact of battering, particularly on Native women and what advocacy skills, including confidentiality and the basics of shelter programming, are needed in order to meet the needs of Native victims of domestic violence. Advocates’ role in social change initiatives outside of shelter doors is also addressed. Discussion and interactive exercises are planned throughout this workshop.
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Brenda Hill, Director of Technical Assistance & Training, NIWRC
Tina Olson, Executive Director, Mending the Sacred Hoop
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Register Early! Space is Limited!

Registration Fees:
Early Bird $275 – Before April 1, 2020
Standard $325
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Hotel Information:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 842-1234 or 1-888-421-1442
Book room online here
For group rate of $139/ night, mention “National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center.” Cut-off for group rate is April 6, 2020. Workshop participants are responsible for all room charges.