Awareness Month’s Coming Up…

Mark your calendars for

September 2016 is National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month

  • 13710566_1067514183330118_2195808670217424964_oSaturday, September 25th: Wear Orange, take a selfie with your friends & post to social media tagging #NIWRCStrongHearts and #UnitetoEndViolence in efforts to end violence against women internationally! This supports the UN Project: Native Women’s Empowerment group.
  • Wanting to plan a Recovery Month event in your community? Use this toolkit from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. A list of personal recovery stories are available in video here.
  • Help through Alcoholics Anonymous is an Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
  • Help through Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. We offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle. Our name, Narcotics Anonymous, is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug; NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol. Membership is free, and we have no affiliation with any organizations outside of NA including governments, religions, law enforcement groups, or medical and psychiatric associations.

October 2016 is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and LBGT History Month

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November 2016 is Native American Heritage History Month

  • Tuesday, November 1st: Medicine Women documentary premieres nationally on PBS Plus. Call your state’s PBS station to ensure they broadcast Medicine Woman!  NIWRC Communications Officer Princella RedCorn produced this documentary and this will be her second film on PBS.
  • Share what your organization or community is doing to celebrate Native American Heritage History Month and we’ll promote them on our social media accounts! Send your event to predcorn@niwrc.org.
  • Friday, November 25th: Wear Orange with your family, take a selfie with your friends & post to social media tagging #NIWRCStrongHearts and #UnitetoEndViolence in efforts to end violence against women internationally! This supports the UN Project: Native Women’s Empowerment group.