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Announcing MSH-TA’s Webinar Series on Key Issues and Promising Practices

 

Mending the Sacred Hoop TA Project is pleased to announce our “Key Issues and Promising Practices” Webinar Series! From April-November 2021, MSH-TA will be offering webinar trainings on a variety of topics addressing violence against women in Native communities, including: Federal and Tribal Collaborations Investigating and Prosecuting DV/SA, Privacy and Adolescents, Services for LGBTQ2S, and more.

Please join us in September for:

Developing a Collaborative Response to Violence Against Women in Indian Country: Federal Prosecution Options: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 | 11:00 am CDT. Victimization rates in Indian country are high in many parts of the country, particularly for crimes like sexual assault and domestic violence. In non-PL 280 jurisdictions, the federal government has concurrent jurisdiction with the tribe for many of these offenses. And, even in PL 280 states, the federal government may have jurisdiction to prosecute some intimate partner violence crimes occurring on the reservation. In each of these situations, it is likely that tribal personnel will be the first responders to the crime scene or to meet with the victim. This webinar will address how the federal government and tribal governments can work collaboratively to investigate and prosecute domestic violence and sexual assault offenses. We will cover the elements needed to prove the most commonly charged assault crimes in Indian country, special federal evidentiary rules that apply in sexual assault cases, and laws in the federal system that protect victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Presented by Leslie A. Hagen, U.S. Department of Justice, National Indian Country Training Institute.

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July 2021

Responses for our Two-spirit/LGBTQ Relatives Webinar: Red Wind Consulting

July 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

11:00 am AKDT | 12:00 pm PDT |1:00 pm MDT | 2:00 pm CDT | 3:00 pm EDT. The Honor Project, reported by the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at the University of Washington (2010), indicates high levels of assault among Two-spirit people in the United States: 78% of female-identified respondents reported physical abuse in their lifetime and 85% experienced sexual assault in their lifetime. There is a high need for responses, and it is critical that we respond to our Two-spirit relatives. This webinar will discuss the impacts of sexual abuse and domestic violence against our Two-spirit/LGBTQ relatives. What “Two-spirit” means and what our Two-spirit relatives identify as. Red Wind's Responses for Urban Native Programs T/TA Project will also discuss the mental health, safety issues, and unique challenges experienced by LGBTQ2S+ survivors that reside in urban locations.

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August 2021

Privacy, Confidentiality and Privilege: What Every VAWA-funded Entity Needs to Know, MSH-TA Webinar Series

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Are verbal releases allowed? Do we need a release to share information between different units of the same organization? May a minor sign a release? Does state advocate privilege law apply in tribal court? Come learn the answers to these and other VAWA privacy-related questions. We will review the elements of VAWA confidentiality, discuss who they cover, untangle mandatory reporting laws, and review the newest federal privacy provisions that apply to OVW grantees. The webinar will include case scenarios, issue spotting, and reflective exercises. Bring your questions, concerns and confusion; let’s sort them out together

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Supporting Friends Who Have Experienced Sexual Assault on Campus Webinar: Red Wind Consulting

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Friends are often the first person a victim of sexual assault will go to. It is important that students have information on sexual assault in case they need to be of support to their friends. This webinar will provide information for students on what they need to know when a friend has been sexually assaulted such as: safety, trauma-informed support, impacts of sexual violence, secondary trauma, and the importance of believing their friends. Students will also learn how they can lead the way when it comes to ending sexual assault on their campus and in their communities.

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Holistic Housing Development Webinar Part 1: Red Wind Consulting

August 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Whether you are working in Transitional Housing or emergency shelter services, a basic understanding of the housing development process will help when advocating for survivors’ needs in your community. This webinar will help you build knowledge and skills to establish partnerships, build community support, and advocate for best practices in housing development. Focusing on the Permanent Supportive Housing model, the presentation will include information around developing a project concept, exploring potential funding, subsidy opportunities, and the housing prioritization will be beneficial to increase housing availability, accessibility, and affordability in your community. Presenters will give a review on how to promote housing availability for long term solutions.

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How to Use the Blue Campaign in Tribal Communities: MSH-TA Webinar Series

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Introducing the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign, a national public awareness campaign, designed to educate the public, law enforcement and other industry partners to recognize the indicators of human trafficking, and how to appropriately respond to possible cases. Blue Campaign works closely with DHS Components to create general awareness training and materials for law enforcement and others to increase detection of human trafficking, and to identify victims.

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September 2021

Developing a Collaborative Response to Violence Against Women in Indian Country: Federal Prosecution Options, MSH-TA Webinar Series

September 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Victimization rates in Indian country are high in many parts of the country, particularly for crimes like sexual assault and domestic violence. In non-PL 280 jurisdictions, the federal government has concurrent jurisdiction with the tribe for many of these offenses. And, even in PL 280 states, the federal government may have jurisdiction to prosecute some intimate partner violence crimes occurring on the reservation. In each of these situations, it is likely that tribal personnel will be the first responders to the crime scene or to meet with the victim. This webinar will address how the federal government and tribal governments can work collaboratively to investigate and prosecute domestic violence and sexual assault offenses. We will cover the elements needed to prove the most commonly charged assault crimes in Indian country, special federal evidentiary rules that apply in sexual assault cases, and laws in the federal system that protect victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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Our Father, Our Protector: The effects of the Indigenous absent father Webinar: Red Wind Consulting

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Supporting our native brothers, as they heal from domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, teen dating and sex trafficking is a vital part of children and youth victim service. Many of our children are growing up without fathers or good male role models. How can our young men become good sons, brothers, fathers, mentors without other men around? They can’t, and this webinar will help us understand why men need support service too. How can our communities get involved and what programming is available to support our indigenous men? How you and your program can create partnerships with these important partners.

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Investigating Stalking in Sexual Assault Crimes Webinar: National Tribal Trial College, SWCLAP

September 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Investigating and prosecuting stalking in sexual assault crimes in Indian Country brings about multi-dimensional challenges. This webinar is designed to understand the prevalence of stalking in Indian Country, jurisdictional and societal concerns, and how law enforcement officers, attorneys, first responders, and lay advocates respond to the crime of stalking.

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Investigation of Sexual and Domestic Violence Against American Indian/Alaska Native Elders and Vulnerable Adults Webinar: National Tribal Trial College, SWCLAP

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Seventy-nine percent of Elder and Vulnerable Adult abuse goes unreported. This webinar is designed to teach law enforcement and victim advocates how to recognize signs of elder and vulnerable adult sexual and domestic violence abuse.

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Sex Trafficking in Indian Country and Alaska Webinar, Part 1: IAFN

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This virtual TA session will expose the nature of sex trafficking of Native people in reservation, rural, urban and village communities. During this session we will discuss a general overview of definitions, recruitment tactics, survivor realities and the role advocates and services providers can offer to impact this multi-million-dollar industry. By introducing the unique cultural impacts and limitations of Native communities, this webinar will present true-to-life experiences that come from historical and contemporary coercive tactics and methods.

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Mending the Sacred Hoop TA Project is supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K028 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

 
 

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