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Video: Virtual Conversations With the Field 1 of 4 How Family and Friends Can Reconnect with Native Teachings & Create Healing Spaces With & For Native LGBTQ2S Relatives

The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, the Avellaka Program, the National LGBTQ Institute on IPV, and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence invite family and friends, Native 2S/LGBTQ survivors, and advocates to join one of our upcoming Virtual Conversations With the Field (CWTFs) focused on how families and friends respond to Native 2S/LGBTQ victim-survivors of domestic violence.

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Video: Virtual Conversations With the Field 2 of 4 How Family and Friends Can Reconnect with Native Teachings & Create Healing Spaces With & For Native LGBTQ2S Relatives

The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, the Avellaka Program, the National LGBTQ Institute on IPV, and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence invite family and friends, Native 2S/LGBTQ survivors, and advocates to join one of our upcoming Virtual Conversations With the Field (CWTFs) focused on how families and friends respond to Native 2S/LGBTQ victim-survivors of domestic violence.

Watch the full recording!

Webinar: Reflections on the Movement: Lessons from Tillie Black Bear in Celebration of Her Birthday

This webinar brings together long-time, nationally renowned advocates Karen Artichoker, Rita Smith, and Barbara Hart to talk about the early years of the movement to end violence against women, and the culturally centered teachings of Tillie Black Bear that continue to influence indigenous advocates to this day. The work of all three of these women began before the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (1984), so their voices bring a grassroots activist perspective that is often missing but integral to advocacy and social change.

Report: Human Trafficking Leadership Academy Class 5 Recommendations

Worldwide, Indigenous people are at a higher risk of human trafficking—including both sex trafficking and labor trafficking—than other diverse populations (Administration for Children and Families, 2018). Indigenous groups in the United States, including American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander populations, are especially at risk. The Human Trafficking Leadership Academy (HTLA) Class 5 fellows were asked to address the following project question:

Resource: Committed to Safety for ALL Survivors: Guidance for Domestic Violence Programs on Supporting Survivors Who Use Substances

The goal of this guide is to assist programs and advocates in supporting survivors who use substances by providing practical strategies embedded within an accessible, culturally responsive, and trauma-informed (ACRTI) approach. The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health (NCDVTMH)’s understanding of the depth of this need is informed directly by survivors, advocates, program directors, and coalitions as well as by the research it has conducted over the past 15 years.

Poster: Jurisdiction and Crime Victims’ Rights

This 20 x 24” informational poster provides an overview of how jurisdiction works in Indian country and the legal rights of crime victims. It includes specific information related to tribal, state, federal and shared jurisdiction, as well as charts covering criminal jurisdiction inside and outside of PL 280 states.

This poster is part of our MMIW Toolkit for Understanding and Responding to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women for Families and Communities.

Template: Missing Person Flyer

This customizable 8 x 11” missing person flyer template is an important tool for generating awareness when a Native woman is missing or suspected to be missing. Download and update this flyer template with relevant information and a recent photo of your missing loved one to clearly, effectively, and efficiently share information throughout the community. This flyer can be saved as a PDF for digital sharing with law enforcement and advocacy organizations.

Brochure: When a Loved One Goes Missing - A Quick Reference Guide for What to Do in the First 72 Hours

This 8 x 11” tri-fold brochure is designed as a quick reference guide for when a Native woman goes missing and the immediate steps to take in the first 72 hours. The first 72 hours of a missing person investigation are the most critical, and this brochure serves as a starting point for families, communities and advocacy organizations to organize an immediate response. Important steps include:

- Contact law enforcement

- Gather and track additional information

- Preserve important evidence

Pocket Guide: When a Loved One Goes Missing - Understanding and Responding to the Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

This comprehensive 3.5 x 5.5” pocket guide is designed to be broadly used by families and advocacy organizations to respond when a Native woman goes missing. It provides:

- Immediate steps to take in the first 72 hours

- Background information on missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW)

- What legal rights exist and where they come from

- Who has authority to investigate the missing person’s case

- Who has jurisdiction to prosecute a murder, abduction, or related MMIW crime

Workbook: Missing Indigenous Sisters Tools Initiative (MISTI)

"This workbook is geared towards families of missing Native relatives. Family searches are the most invested in finding a lost loved one. They are also a powerful expression of sovereignty. Sometimes, police and other agencies need to be held accountable for inaction or apathy. With families empowered with information, the search for the missing relative cannot be derailed by apathy or inaction, in fact quite the opposite, as visibility and accountability won’t permit it. This workbook was not created in partnership with any funder or funding source.

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