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May 2020

    Support the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls - May 5th

    As the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls approaches on Tuesday, May 5, we encourage communities and programs to creatively participate this year while carefully respecting the social distancing and shelter-in-place health policies. We can still build strong support and action around MMIWG but only with everyone's help. Please join us for the following activities, and remember to tag NIWRC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in your efforts!


    Access Free MMIWG Social Media Guide Complete With Graphics and Posts

    To support the efforts to raise awareness for MMIWG this month, NIWRC partnered with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and the Alaska Native Women's Resource Center to release an MMIWG Social Media Guide. This social guide is complete with prepared posts and pre-sized graphics ready to share on social media for the May 5th National Day of Awareness and throughout the year. The guide also includes pre-drafted posts and questions for our Twitter Storm and Chat. You can access the MMIWG Social Media Guide here – please share this guide with your communities!


    Listen to Native America Calling on Tuesday, May 5, for Show on MMIWG Awareness (In Isolation)

    Isolation because of the coronavirus doesn’t stop the need to raise awareness of a tragic reality for Native people. May 5th is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls, so tune into Native America Calling on Tuesday, May 5, at noon CT to hear from NIWRC Executive Director Lucy Simpson. She will be joining our sisters for a conversation about how advocates are uniting (in isolation) for MMIWG awareness. We would love to hear what your communities are doing, so please join the conversation by calling in during the show at 1-800-99NATIVE (or 1-800-996-2848).


    Register for NRCDV Webinar: Gender-Based Violence and Housing Insecurity for Native Survivors 

    For most survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence, shelter and emergency housing is an immediate and necessary need. For American Indian and Alaska Native survivors, the need is no different – but the additional barriers and complexities can sometimes feel insurmountable. Join NRCDV for a webinar to discuss American history’s impact on American Indian and Alaska Native housing instability and the findings from a group of experts from Indian Country who work in the fields of gender-based violence and housing. Presenters from the National Workgroup on Safe Housing for American Indian and Alaska Native Survivors of Gender-Based Violence will be lending their voice to this issue, including Gwendolyn Packard (Ihanktonwan Dakota), NIWRC Training and Technical Assistance Specialist. You can register for the webinar here.


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