SAVE THE DATE: NIWRC’s “2018 Women Are Sacred” Conference

SAVE THE DATE: NIWRC CONFERENCE | Women Are Sacred (WAS) Conference – June 26-28, 2018.

The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Women Are Sacred (WAS) Conference at the beautiful Hotel Albuquerque on June 26-28, 2018. Mark your calendars and watch our website for more details, including registration and agenda.

Resilience: Walking in Ancestral Footprints, Carrying Our Medicine”

This year’s theme “Resilience: Walking in Ancestral Footprints, Carrying Our Medicine” is who we are as Indigenous peoples and our journey—where we came from and where we are going. It speaks to the many different directions and cultures we come from, what was taken from us, what was lost along the way. We survived calling upon the cultural strength, resilience and Indigenous knowledge we carry with us into the future: our medicine. It speaks to the deep cultural roots we come from and the deep roots we need in our movement to lead in social change in ending the violence across all relations. With deep roots, we cannot be washed away. Let us all walk together on this journey!

The Women Are Sacred Conference is one of the oldest and largest gatherings of advocates, survivors, tribal domestic and sexual violence programs, tribal community members, tribal leadership, law enforcement and tribal court personnel dedicated to ending violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women and children. WAS offers state of the art training opportunities designed to increase the capacity of tribal nations, tribal domestic violence and community-based programs to address violence in tribal communities. Conference presenters include emerging Indigenous leaders and experts in the movement to ending violence.

As authorized by Sherriann Moore, Deputy Director for Tribal Affairs, Office on Violence Against Women, OVW is not requiring a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) to be approved by your OVW grant program manager for the WAS which will be held June 26-28, 2018 at Hotel Albuquerque.

OVW Tribal Coalitions Program, you do not need to submit a GAN for up to TWO people to be able to attend.
OVW Tribal Governments Program, you do not need to submit a GAN for up to THREE people to be able to attend.
OVW Tribal Sexual Assault Program, you do not need to submit a GAN for up to TWO people to be able to attend.
OVW Tribal Jurisdiction Program, you do not need to submit a GAN for up to TWO people to be able to attend.