Virtual Training – Housing and Advocate Response Teams (HART): Partnerships Beyond Basic Housing, Red Wind Consulting

Two top concerns for survivors of domestic violence are safe housing and economic resources to maintain safety. Advocates are consistently seeking safe housing options for survivors, and housing authorities are looking for ways to build in programming to enhance family stability. How can Tribal advocates and Tribal housing authorities build a collaborative team in order to address these top concerns? This 3-day virtual conference will provide guidance on how a housing multi- disciplinary team can work together, through crisis and long-term responses, to fill Tribal housing gaps.

Systems Advocacy Responses for Housing Q & A Session: Red Wind Consulting

A follow-up Q&A session for April 8th’s webinar on Systems Advocacy Responses for Housing: Advocates struggle with a lack of available and affordable housing in tribal communities, while survivors face barriers getting their housing applications approved. Federal funds have just been released to tribes and tribal housing authorities to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. These funds can be used for system-level changes, including tribal housing development and improvements. Covid-19 and “stay at home” orders have created additional dangers for victims and increased the need for safe housing to flee from violence. This webinar brainstormed ideas, and gave specific examples from other tribal communities. Also covered were approaches for educating and advocating for short and long-term system responses to meet the needs of survivors, as well as new resources, tools, and ongoing technical assistance available to make these system level changes realistically manageable.

Systems Advocacy Responses for Housing Webinar: Red Wind Consulting

Advocates struggle with a lack of available and affordable housing in tribal communities, while survivors face barriers getting their housing applications approved. Federal funds have just been released to tribes and tribal housing authorities to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. These funds can be used for system-level changes, including tribal housing development and improvements. We know that Covid-19 and “stay at home” orders have created additional dangers for victims and increased the need for safe housing to flee from violence. This webinar will help brainstorm ideas, and give specific examples from other tribal communities. Presenters will review approaches for educating and advocating for short and long-term system responses to meet the needs of survivors. You’ll hear about new resources, tools, and ongoing technical assistance available to make these system level changes realistically manageable.

Weaving Our Wisdom by Decolonizing Our Work: MSH-TA Webinar Series

Online session examining some of the current habits that impact our daily lives through our organizations, community structures, and the ways that we move through the world. We will explore how we have taken on harmful attitudes and behaviors that do not reflect our values as Native people. We will create space to reflect on how we can decolonize our own individual practices to make change for our communities by weaving together our collective wisdom to end gender-based violence.

OVW Tribal Affairs Division New Grantee Orientation

(Start/end times shown above are Eastern Time.) The FY 2020 New Grantee Orientation (NGO) offered by OVW Tribal Affairs Division is a required event for FY 2020 Tribal Governments Program, Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program, Tribal Coalitions Program, Tribal Jurisdiction Program, Tribal SAUSA Initiative, and COVID-19 Special Initiative grantees to attend. The orientation will provide FY 2020 Tribal Programs grantees with critical information necessary to successfully implement their new grant project including providing training on federal programmatic and financial requirements and technical assistance resources. This year, NGO will be conducted in a virtual environment.