Awareness Month’s Coming Up…

November 2016 (Resource available)

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  • WATCH: November 30th NIWRC Webinar “Shelter Rules: Who Needs Them?”In the beginning, the movement to end violence against women started as a grass-roots effort of women helping women. Soon shelters were started to create a safe, temporary space for women and their children who were fleeing the violence. With the advent of shelters came the institutional process of housing women in rule-driven environments. The subject of rules in shelter is a topic that comes up again and again. This timely and important webinar asks the question, “What would happen if there were no rules? Please join tribal domestic violence shelter directors and advocates as we explore the multitude of issues and challenges that come into play such as: age/sex of children; chores; medication; alcohol and drug use; confidentiality; food; curfew; support groups and sign-in/sign-out sheets.

January 2017 is National Human Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month & National Stalking Awareness Month

  • Wednesday, January 11: National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
  • Wednesday, January 25: WEAR ORANGE and help UN Women’s Empowerment group celebrate their second year anniversary! Wear Orange, take a selfie with your friends, post to social media & tag #NIWRCStrongHearts #UnitetoEndViolence in efforts to end violence against women internationally! This supports the UN Project: Native Women’s Empowerment group.
  • Coming in Early January, NIWRC will share “Sex Trafficking Native Women Curriculum.” (Watch our website and social media for this resource!)
  • How much do you know about Stalking? Take the quiz on Stalking Awareness Month’s resource page. Stalking Resource Center is also on Facebook with new articles and resources.
  • Special Spotlight on University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s journalism college course titled, “Social Justice, Human Rights & the Media.”

February 2017 is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

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  • Tuesday, February 14: NativeLove, NIWRC’s youth program will host a Facebook live news feed auction of a NativeLove beaded medallion, made by NativeLove staff,  just in time for Valentines day! Support healthy relationships and get your Valentine something sweeter than chocolate.
  • Wednesday, February 22: NIWRC Webinar “Indigenous healing: Mind, Body & Spirit”. (Watch our website and social media to sign up for this!)
  • Saturday, February 25: WEAR ORANGE, take a selfie with your friends, post to social media & tag #NIWRCStrongHearts #UnitetoEndViolence in efforts to end violence against women internationally! This supports the UN Project: Native Women’s Empowerment group.
  • #NativeLoveIs….mutual respect, honesty, protection or heart-shaped frybread? Tell us what you think NativeLove Is by using #NativeLoveIs on your social media accounts. Like NativeLove on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with NIWRC’s youth program!
  • WATCH: a webinar by NIWRC-“Native Teens: Meeting Them Where They Are & Promoting Their Leadership”. This webinar focuses on efforts to engage Native youth in becoming part of the solution to ending violence in their communities.
  • Share what your youth organization or community is doing to celebrate Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and we’ll promote them on our social media accounts! Send your event to predcorn@niwrc.org.
  • RESOURCES: The Native Health News Alliance has two news stories on youth health that are free to download and share in your tribal newspaper or newsletter by signing up with their website. 1. “International team forms to combat youth suicides in Indian Country” and 2. “Higher rate of risk factors endanger mental health of Native youth.”
  • NativeLove will be sharing youth resources (video, posters, etc) in collaboration with the Burns Paiute Tribe in Oregon!