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Specialty Institute: “Strengthening Indigenous Advocacy by Honoring Our Sacred Connections to Earth Mother”

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 to Friday, June 2, 2017
Radisson Blu Mall of America 2100 Killebrew Dr
55425 Bloomington , MN

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“Strengthening Indigenous Advocacy by Honoring Our Sacred Connections to Earth Mother”


You are invited to participate in this unique NIWRC Specialty Institute that will focus on the connections between violence against Earth Mother and violence against Indigenous peoples. There is no separation between Indigenous peoples and the land we walk on, we are one with Earth Mother. Tribal communities suffer severely when our most valuable resources, our people and our land, are exploited. We will look at the parallels of violence in tribal communities, i.e., domestic-sexual violence and assault against our land, the disappearance (missing and murdered) of our women-children and our vanishing precious resources.  From this Institute, we will more clearly understand how increased crime, including domestic violence, assault, murder, rape and sex trafficking against Native women and children comes from a long history of violence perpetuated against our women and our land. Recognizing that services our people need often are lacking or inaccessible, participants will be better able to change or increase the types of available services, including shelters, develop culturally appropriate interventions/preventions, improve partnerships and collaborations, and impact positive changes in law and policy.

Registration for this dynamic training event is limited to 50 participants!

Register below, fee is $100.00.

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Room Reservations: Reservations need to be made by attendees on an individual basis.  Individuals should contact the Hotel through our toll free reservations number at 1-800-333-3333 or online at and using the group’s promotional code [NIWRCE]. In order to qualify for the Group Room Rate, attendees must make their reservations by the Reservation Due Date, and attendees must ask for the NIWRCE rate when making their reservation. Any requests for special room arrangements must be made at the time of this reservation.

Room Reservation Deadline is May 19th 2017