2017 Spring/Summer Awareness Months Coming up…

March 2017 is Women’s History Month and National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

  • March is Women’s History Month: Nominate an Inspiring Native Woman from your community & we’ll add to our Facebook album promoting her story on all our social media platforms! Send short 2-3 sentence bio, photo & relevant link to predcorn@niwrc.org. Women can be from your tribe’s history or current role model.
  • EXPLORE: Medicine Woman, a 60-minute documentary about Native Women healers and video clips on PBS. Medicine Woman premiered on PBS Plus last November and is produced by NIWRC’s Communications Officer, Princella RedCorn. She was America’s first Native doctor, breaking barriers of race and gender to heal her traumatized people. A century later, Native women from many tribes follow in the footsteps of Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte. How can they hope to mend wounds of body and spirit that history has created? And what have they learned about new ways of healing that can help us all? Medicine Woman documents their stories.
  • March 14-15: It’s Complicated: Intersections Between Substance Use and Domestic Violence Register for this workshop here. Many Native people, young and old, have survived a lifetime of violence that has profoundly impacted their lives in many ways.  This workshop will provide participants with information about the history and effects of alcohol and other drugs, addiction treatment practices, the dynamics and impact of trauma, and how a trauma-informed response facilitates the healing process for victims/survivors.  This highly interactive workshop will give attendees the opportunity to participate in trauma-informed and culturally based activities that can be used in virtually any setting.
  • Monday, March 20th: National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Check out NNHAAD for products, audio PSAs and many more resources to share with your community!
  • Saturday, March 25th:WEAR ORANGE and help UNite to End Violence Women’s Empowerment! Wear Orange, take a selfie with your friends, post to social media using #UNitetoendviolence & #NIWRCStrongHearts.

 

April 2017 is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Check out this website for downloadable resources to share and raise awareness with your community.
  • Tuesday, April 25th:WEAR ORANGE and help UNite to End Violence Women’s Empowerment! Wear Orange, take a selfie with your friends, post to social media using #UNitetoendviolence & #NIWRCStrongHearts.

May 2017

  • Sunday, May 14: Mother’s Day!
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CDT– NIWRC Webinar: Domestic Violence Safety Issues When Meth is Present. Register for this webinar here.
  • Thursday, May 25th:WEAR ORANGE and help UNite to End Violence Women’s Empowerment! Wear Orange, take a selfie with your friends, post to social media using #UNitetoendviolence & #NIWRCStrongHearts.

June 2017 is LGBT Pride Month and PTSD Awareness Month

  • June is LGBT Pride Month and we will be celebrating on our social media accounts at Facebook (NIWRC & NativeLove for youth) and Twitter. Be sure to like us, as we’ll be sharing videos, articles, resources and your community events! Use ‪#‎NativeLGBTPride‬ in your posts and we’ll share.
  • June is also PTSD Awareness Month: Explore the February 2017 NIWRC Webinar “Indigenous Healing-Mind, Body, Spirit.” This resource webpage includes the entire webinar recording with Bonnie Duran, description and handouts on mindfulness resources.
  • Sunday, June 18th: Fathers Day!
  • Sunday, June 25th:WEAR ORANGE and help UNite to End Violence Women’s Empowerment! Wear Orange, take a selfie with your friends, post to social media using #UNitetoendviolence & #NIWRCStrongHearts.

August 2017

  • Saturday, August 26th: Women’s Equality Day.
  • Wednesday, August 23 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CDT-NIWRC Webinar: Reviving the Movement, Voices of Advocates. Register for this webinar here.
  • Friday, August 25th:WEAR ORANGE and help UNite to End Violence Women’s Empowerment! Wear Orange, take a selfie with your friends, post to social media using #UNitetoendviolence & #NIWRCStrongHearts.