Virtual Event

Peer to Peer Training: A Virtual Peer Led Primer on Responding to our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives


NIWRC is pleased to announce a Peer-to-Peer Training Opportunity for tribal domestic violence programs and shelters to build and strengthen their capacity and response to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives. This Peer-to-Peer training is co-sponsored by the Puyallup Nation in Washington state. Although originally intended for in-person, we have made the difficult decision to go virtual, due to public safety concerns. We have attempted to create a “virtual field trip” experience for all participants. Final agenda is pending. This Peer-to-Peer training will feature:

  • Welcome from tribal leadership
  • Carolyn DeFord and her work to address MMIW-R
  • Cultural Presentations from Tribal Culture Keepers
  • Review of Tribal Programs, including DV Shelter, Social Services, Law Enforcement and Tribal Court Personnel
  • Virtual Tour of Cultural Center and Fisheries
  • NamUS
  • Policy and Legislative Updates
  • Healing—Traditional and Cultural Practices
  • Technology
  • Self-care Activities
  • Resources, toolkits
  • Orange Shirt Day event by the Puyallup Child Advocacy Center
  • Remember My Name
  • See What's Happening in Canada
  • And much, much more



  • Gwendolyn Packard, Technical Assistance & Training Specialist, NIWRC
  • Carolyn DeFord, Puyallup Nation

Registration Fees:

  • Free



This workshop is made possible by Grant Number 90EV0452 from the Administration of Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.