2018-2019 Winter Awareness Months Coming Up…

December 2018

  • REGISTER: Tuesday, Dec. 12th NIWRC Webinar “Confidentiality Between Victim Advocates and Survivors in the Tribal Criminal Justice System.” This timely and important webinar will discuss the challenges that victim/survivors face as they participate in the tribal judicial system. It will also offer best practices for advocates in understanding and supporting victim confidentiality and privilege. Presented by: Rob (Roberta) Valente, Domestic Violence Policy & Advocacy.
  • DOWNLOAD: Women Are Sacred 2019 Monthly Calendar with Awareness Months & Days. The 2019 Women Are Sacred calendar includes awareness months and days reflecting the safety for Native women movement along with beautiful color photographs, artwork and images. Awareness months and days include introductions, definitions and resources on Human Trafficking Awareness Month, National stalking Awareness Month, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Domestic Violence Awareness Month and International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Comes with print instructions.
  • WATCH: NIWRC Webinar “Building Girls’ Protective Assets in Indian County: Intentional Girl-Centered Program Design.” (Sept. 19th) Girl-centered protective asset programs have been shown to help girls in different parts of their lives. These include having greater confidence, lower chances of experiencing sexual assault, better school performance, more health knowledge, and enhanced life planning skills. The webinar will describe how the protective assets approach is being adapted for girls in Indian Country, and how you can join an initiative to help you build such a program in your own community.

January 2019 is National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month And National Stalking Awareness Month

  • DOWNLOAD: Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families’ Office of Trafficking In Persons and Administration for Native Americans’ “Native Youth Toolkit on Human Trafficking-Combating Trafficking” (Nov. 21, 2017). The purpose of this toolkit is to raise awareness and prevent trafficking of Native youth by educating them on what human trafficking is, available resources, safety tips, and ways to get involved in their communities. This resource considers the unique cultural aspects of this issue for Native youth, tying in the fact that trafficking is outside of Native traditions, and encourages youth to speak with tribal Elders in their community. Native resources, such as the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center and Strong Hearts Native Helpline, are also listed as resources for youth to learn more.
  • EXPLORE: NIWRC’s Online Resource Library for “Sex Trafficking”.
  • EXPLORE: NIWRC’s Online Resource Library for “Stalking”.
  • JOIN: NIWRC’s Mailing List here and be on the lookout in January 2019 for an announcement on the new NIWRC Resource “Sex Trafficking of Native Women As Intimate Partner Violence: An Orientation Manual” by the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center and developed by Alexandra (Sandi) Pierce PHD, Othayonih Research.

February 2019 is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

  • EXPLORE: The NIWRC’s youth project NativeLove page for youth statistics, toolkit for youth and educators, multimedia and more!
  • JOIN: NIWRC’s Mailing List here and be on the lookout in February 2019 for an announcement on the two new NIWRC Youth Resources “Strong Families Respect Each Other: What Native Youth Need to Know About Domestic Violence” and “Strong Families Respect Each Other: What Native Youth Need To Know About the Connection Between Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence”.
  • WATCH: Native Youth Voices-NativeLove at Northern Paiute Powwow.