Lisa Marie Iyotte will share with participants how making and sharing talking sticks can help with a survivor’s healing journey. Lisa will talk about what you can do to make a talking stick. We encourage you to do this on your own at your own pace after this session or with others who support you.
This webinar will be a discussion-based training on the intersections of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Relatives and the Intersections of Violence beyond gender, age, ability, and sexuality. Please join us to weave advocacy into response of MMIR in Tribal communities.
Do you have new advocates in your program? Do you have seasoned advocates who may need a refresher? Please join Mending the Sacred Hoop for a one-day training on Domestic Violence 101, Sexual Violence 101, and Advocacy 101.
Virtual Training: From Teen to Elder – Advocacy, Healing, and Prevention of Domestic and Sexual ViolenceCinnamon Bankey2023-02-13T18:54:24+00:00
Virtual Training: Interwoven Generations & Threads that Cross Our Lifespan - From Teen to Elder: Advocacy, Healing, and Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence - Prevention & Healing from Domestic and Sexual Violence.
The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Fiscal Year 2023 Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life (Abuse in Later Life Program) Solicitation is now available. This grant program supports a comprehensive approach to addressing abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, neglect, abandonment, economic abuse, or willful harm committed against victims who are 50 years of age or older. Eligible Applicants Eligible applicants are limited to: States; units of local government; tribal governments or tribal organizations; population specific organizations; victim service providers; and state, tribal, or territorial domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions. For more information, see [...]
NOW OPEN: OVW's FY 2023 Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program Solicitation OVW’s Legal Assistance for Victims Program is intended to increase the availability of civil and criminal legal assistance needed to effectively aid adult and youth (ages 11 to 24) victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault by providing funds for comprehensive direct legal service to victims in legal matters relating to or arising out of that abuse or violence. Eligible applicants include Indian tribal governments, tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, legal service providers, victim service providers, and institutions of higher education. Important Dates and Information Application deadline [...]
OVW’s Legal Assistance for Victims Program Expanding Legal Services Initiative (ELSI) is intended to enable eligible organizations that do not currently offer legal services to establish a program that provides legal representation to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Organizations funded under this solicitation may be eligible for up to five years of funding, two years under this solicitation and an additional three years of noncompetitive funding, provided certain conditions are met. Eligible applicants include Indian tribal governments, tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, legal service providers, and victim service providers. Important Dates and Information Application deadline for Grants.gov: [...]
Please join the Sacred Hoop Coalition for the 8th Annual Domestic Violence Symposium: Infusing Culture into Advocacy. The Symposium is an opportunity for us to come together to discuss emerging trends and issues in the work to end violence against Native women and strategies to make our communities safe and programs accessible to Native survivors of domestic/intimate partner violence. The theme of this year’s symposium is Infusing Culture into Advocacy: using culture in our advocacy response, including healing through culture, and making cultural resources available to those we serve.
On Wednesday, February 10, a group of bipartisan senators introduced S. 3623, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2022. The bill, which would reauthorize VAWA through 2027, includes provisions that restore critical categories of Tribal criminal jurisdiction necessary to protect Native women and children, including sexual assault, stalking, sex trafficking, child violence, obstruction of justice, and assault of Tribal justice personnel. This bipartisan bill also establishes an Alaska pilot project, which will enable a limited number of Tribes in the state to exercise special Tribal criminal jurisdiction (STCJ), and clarifies that Tribes in Maine are also eligible to [...]
Tribal communities have statistically high rates of children and youth affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, teen dating and sex trafficking. This webinar will discuss how children experience trauma, how their trauma symptoms can look different, and what is typically expected when providing advocacy for children and youth. Each child’s reactions to trauma will be different, but almost all children who experience trauma will have emotional or behavioral changes for some time. Reactions can become problematic when they become severe and ongoing. This webinar will examine trauma and how to provide services and supports that lessen the trauma impact related to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, teen dating and sex trafficking.