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Creating and Sustaining TCU Campus Led Coordinated Community Response Teams: Red Wind Consulting

Virtual Zoom

A campus response to sexual assault can include many campus staff working in different departments. Campus Security, Title IX investigators, Counselors, Cultural Centers, and faculty could be responding to students who have experienced sexual assault. It is critical that there is a clear and consistent response to ensure that students receive the support and services they need. In the first webinar in this series, presenters will define what a campus-led coordinated response team (CCR) is, who the key players are in a campus CCR, and how to develop plans, visions, protocols. The second part of this series will be a hands-on approach, including steps to developing a coordinated community response team and how to sustain one through time.

Using Experts for Investigation and Prosecution of Sexual Violence Cases: IAFN

Virtual Zoom

Sexual violence cases often present evidentiary questions and issues that are not in easily understood without the assistance of someone with specialized knowledge, training, and/or experience. This can involve challenges to understanding the presence or absence of medical evidence, the impact of toxicology on the human body, as well as the effects of trauma and the range of individual responses to sexual violence. Experienced professionals can provide judges and juries with the necessary context to ensure that they are making informed decisions based on the evidence and prevent misconceptions from negatively impacting the outcome of a case. The presenter will summarize the law related to the introduction of expert testimony and highlight the importance of deciding if and when to introduce expert testimony in a case.

OVW Tribal Affairs Division New Grantee Orientation

Virtual Zoom

The New Grantee Orientation (NGO) is designed to strengthen the grantee’s ability to successfully implement their grant projects, increase their understanding of project impact within their community, and support the ability of the tribal government and community to respond effectively towards domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and sex trafficking. Who should attend? Newly funded Tribal Governments Program grantees, Tribal Sexual Assault Services grantees, Tribal Jurisdiction grantees and new project directors and staff of programs previously funded under the above grant programs. Go to: https://www.tadngo.com/ for more information.

Press Conference Announcing Gaagige-Mikwendaagoziwag “They Are Remembered Forever” MMIWg2S Reward Fund

City Hall Rotunda and virtually on Facebook

[Duluth, MN] The City of Duluth, Native Lives Matter Coalition, and Mending the Sacred Hoop announce the Gaagige-Mikwendaagoziwag “They Are Remembered Forever” Reward Fund for information regarding Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirit people in the Twin Ports. Funds will be used to encourage those with information on the missing to report. The Gaagige-Mikwendaagoziwag Fund was conceived in honor of Sheila St Clair, who went missing from Duluth, MN in 2015 and has still not been found. The Fund will assist in bringing Sheila and others home. Due to COVID-19, the press conference will be closed to the [...]

Advocates Connect! February Meeting: “What’s in Your Survival Kit?”

Virtual Zoom

Advocates Connect! meetings provide a space for advocates throughout the state to meet virtually and check-in about doing the work to address and end violence in our communities, gathering to share experiences, insights, and advice on doing the work. This month’s discussion will center on ways to survive and thrive in our work to end violence against Native women.

Advocates Connect! March Meeting: What is Your 2022 Vision?

Virtual Zoom

Advocates Connect! meetings provide a space for advocates throughout the state to meet virtually and check-in about doing the work to address and end violence in our communities, gathering to share experiences, insights, and advice. This month’s discussion, “What is your 2022 vision?” will center on discovering and sharing the ways in which the last few years of the pandemic have helped us refocus and envision what is truly important to each of us as we work to end violence against Native women.

Indigenous Tools for Living Virtual Workshop

Virtual Zoom

The Indigenous Tools for Living workshop is an 8-session series providing concrete tools and approaches that emphasize Indigenous knowledge and applications for working with complex trauma in ways that avoid burn-out and triggering, while maximizing impact. Specifically designed for DV/SA advocates and service providers working with Native victims of DV and SA.

Advocates Connect! April Meeting: Sexual Assault Advocacy

Virtual Zoom

Please join the Sacred Hoop Coalition and advocates across Minnesota for our monthly connection. Offered every month, Advocates Connect! meetings provide a space for advocates throughout the state to meet virtually and check-in about doing the work to address and end violence in our communities, gathering to share experiences, insights, and advice. For this month’s discussion the SHC welcomes Cinnamon Bankey, of the Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition to share her knowledge on advocating for survivors of sexual assault. Come with any concerns, questions, or frustrations you have in providing SA advocacy.

Advocates Connect! in May: MMIWg2S

Virtual Zoom

Advocates Connect! provides a space for advocates throughout Minnesota to meet virtually and check-in about doing the work to address and end violence in our communities, gathering to share experiences, insights, and advice. This month’s discussion focuses on MMIWg2S. Join us as we discuss how the realities of the MMIWG2S (Missing Murdered Indigenous Women Girls and 2 Spirit) epidemic impacts and/or influences our work and lives. Come ready to share your strategies, thoughts, concerns and insights!

Advocates Connect! in June: Renewal & Growth

Virtual Zoom

Please join the Sacred Hoop Coalition and advocates across Minnesota for our June connection. Offered every month, Advocates Connect! provides a space for advocates throughout the state to meet virtually and check-in about doing the work to address and end violence in our communities, gathering to share experiences, insights, and advice. This month's discussion centers on renewal and growth. Come prepared to discuss the ways you have embraced change and grown in your work and life.

Advocates Connect! in August: Impacts on Advocacy

Virtual Zoom

Please join the Sacred Hoop Coalition and advocates across Minnesota for our August connection. Offered every month, Advocates Connect! provides a space for advocates throughout the state to meet virtually and check-in about doing the work to address and end violence in our communities, gathering to share experiences, insights, and advice. Join us August 17 to discuss what has been impacting your work as an advocate, including new and emerging issues affecting survivors, and fresh ways to approach common concerns. Come ready to share your strategies, thoughts, and insights!

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