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    Recognizing Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month this February

    February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM), which is a national effort to help raise awareness and educate about dating violence. By providing safe spaces for our young relatives, discussions can be had not only about dating violence but also about traditional values and kinship systems reflective of our tribal communities. NIWRC’s goal is to cultivate, educate, empower, and mobilize Native youth and amplify their voices to advocate against violence against Native women, youth, and children with the aim of creating positive social change in tribal communities. Read our TDVAM statement and get resources on dating violence for Native youth.


    Dawn Stover Named First Executive Director of Alliance of Tribal Coalitions to End Violence

    The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center congratulates Dawn Stover on her new role with the Alliance of Tribal Coalitions to End Violence. A citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Dawn's passion, dedication, and perseverance has ignited positive change throughout Indian Country. Previously leading Oklahoma’s tribal coalition Native Alliance Against Violence (NAAV), Dawn has increased awareness of and enhanced the response to domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking, and sex trafficking crimes committed against Native women. Learn more about the Alliance of Tribal Coalitions To End Violence here.


    Early Bird Registration Now Available! Women Are Sacred Conference, June 23-25, 2020

    We are pleased to announce registration for the 2020 Women Are Sacred Conference is now open! WAS is NIWRC’s bi-annual conference dedicated to ending violence against Native women and children. This is an outstanding opportunity to connect with survivors, advocates, grassroots organizers, tribal leaders, law enforcement, child welfare, social services, and tribal court personnel across Tribal Nations, Alaska Native villages, Indian and Native Hawaiian communities to build capacity and enhance your advocacy and skills to strengthen the movement to end the violence. Register by March 31 for the Early Bird registration rate of $250! Full conference details can be found here.

    Order Now: Native Youth Booklet Focused on Understanding Domestic Violence

    Have you seen NIWRC’s Native youth booklet, ‘Strong Families Respect Each Other: What Native Youth Need To Know About Domestic Violence’? Produced in partnership with the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, this booklet helps define domestic violence for Native youth, explains what to do if you or a friend or family member is experiencing domestic violence, and shares how Native youth can lead the change to break the silence around domestic violence in their communities. Download PDF version or order printed copies of the booklet here.


    Sign Up for NIWRC's February 26 Webinar, 'Is It Burn Out or Moral Injury?'

    This timely and important webinar will define and look at burn out versus moral injury. The term “burnout” is a relatively new term, first coined in 1974 by Herbert Freudenberger, in his book, Burnout: The High Cost of High Achievement. He originally defined burnout as, “the extinction of motivation or incentive, especially where one's devotion to a cause or relationship fails to produce the desired results.” The term burn out, quite often does not accurately describe what’s going on with regard to domestic violence advocates.  Burn out suggests a failure of resourcefulness and resilience. This webinar will help us understand the critical difference between burn out and moral injury.  It will help us see how burn out in and of itself is a symptom of something larger. It will guide us in strengthening our resilience and more accurately understand the impact of the work we are doing on our well-being as advocates. Register now for the webinar here.


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