From the Executive Director…

lucy simpsonThe National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) is excited to kick off our new digital Advocate! Beyond the Shelter Doors newsletter for 2016 (Digital newsletter will be mobile-device user friendly). This winter edition includes: updates on our new staff members, board of directors positions, our NativeLove Challenge youth winners, the Quilt Walk for Justice campaign, an opportunity to apply for IT Specialist to join the NIWRC staff, awareness months coming up and information on our fundraising efforts in our VAWA Sovereignty Initiative (NIWRC needs the support and investment of Indian Tribes to see this Initiative through in order to protect the rights and lives of Native women).

We are introducing a Featured Art section to the newsletter in which we share art forms as a means of social change including; new documentaries or films, art exhibits and positive/uplifting projects connecting to domestic or family violence. Suggestions welcome!

As always, we are grateful to be a part of our shared continued work in such a robust and fulfilling movement.

Lucy Rain Simpson

Executive Director, NIWRC

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