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


UPDATE: This event is sold out!

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/ intimate partner violence, particularly on Native women. Key topics include basic advocacy skills, confidentiality and elements of shelter and other safe space. 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, Consultant, former Executive Director, Mending the Sacred Hoop

Registration Fees:

  • Early Bird Registration: $275
  • Regular Registration (After September 1): $325


Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn & Suites Albuquerque Airport

1300 Woodward Road SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Phone: 505.246.3574 | Fax: 505.246.3576

Hotel provides a free shuttle to/from the airport

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For group rate of $129/night, mention "NIWRC". The cut-off for the group rate is September 5, 2021. Workshop participants are responsible for all room charges.

Important Information on COVID-19:

Given the resurgence of COVID-19 cases and to safeguard our health and that of our relatives, we are encouraging those who have not been vaccinated to get the vaccination. For those who are unvaccinated, we are requesting participants to get tested 72 hours prior to the first day of this workshop and provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. We will be providing masks and hand sanitizer during sessions. The maximum number of participants has also been lowered to allow for social distancing within the workshop. Registration fees are non-refundable but may be transferred to another participant. However, in the case that someone has tested positive for COVID-19 or must quarantine due to exposure, the fee may be refunded. Health and safety are our priorities. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated as we move together through these challenging times. Thank you.