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JUNE 2021 NEWSLETTER

    June is Pride Month: 2SLGBTQ Shelter/Program Policies and Practices Webinar on June 16

    Domestic violence happens to individuals of all sexual orientations and genders. In fact, within the LGBTQ community, intimate partner violence occurs at a rate equal to or even higher than that of the heterosexual community. In addition, LGBTQ individuals may experience other forms of domestic violence and additional barriers to seeking help due to fear of discrimination or bias. Join this important webinar to learn how the Southwest Indigenous Women’s Coalition (SWIWC) is working to improve the tribal response to LGBTQ victim/survivors. Register here.

     

    Operation Lady Justice: AI/AN LGBTQ+ and Two-Spirit Communities Listening Session, June 25

    The Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, also known as Operation Lady Justice (OLJ), is holding a listening session for AI/AN LGBTQ+ and Two-Spirit communities, as well as organizations working with and supporting those communities. The session is scheduled for Friday, June 25, 2021, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and will be held via Webex. It is open to the public and will be recorded, with a transcript available on the OLJ website. Visit the Operation Lady Justice website for registration information.

     

    NCAI Working Group on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Virtual Meeting, June 11

    The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) welcomes you to join the NCAI Working Group on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (NCAI MMIW Working Group) virtual meeting on June 11, 2021. The NCAI MMIW Working Group is a working body of the NCAI Task Force on Violence Against Women. During this meeting working group members will discuss developments in the areas of tribal and federal policy and share resources. Working group members will report out to the larger Task Force during the 2021 NCAI Mid-Year Conference. Register here.

     

    StrongHearts Native Helpline: Elders and Domestic Violence

    In our Native communities, we are taught to respect our elders. We honor them at ceremony, community gatherings, and pow wows. Their presence is considered to be an honor. We depend on them for wisdom and guidance gleaned from their years of experience. They are invaluable to us. However, they can still be victims of domestic violence. Link to article.

     

    Apply for Tech2Empower USA: Impact Challenge for Social Justice by June 18

    WAKE invites nonprofit organizations from across the United States and U.S. territories to apply to join us for Tech2Empower USA: Impact Challenge for Social Justice. Participating organizations propose projects on which they would like support, and which will advance their work on issues including racial justice, immigrant rights, LGBTQ+ rights, climate justice, violence against women and girls, indigenous rights, and reproductive justice. Projects can be centered around tech, finance, communications, organizational development and various administrative topics. Apply by June 18, 2021. Learn more.

     

    Register for Tribal Consultation on Violence Against Women Act Webinar, July 21

    VAWA 2005 requires the DOJ, HHS, and DOI to engage in formal consultation with Indian tribes on an annual basis to address concerns that impact the safety of Indian women at the broadest level. We hope that you will join our webinar to review outstanding or emerging issues to address the most serious roadblocks to the safety of Native women and how you can voice your concerns and provide recommendations to increase accountability and enhance the safety for Native women. Register here.

     

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