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NOVEMBER 2021

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    Deadline Extended to Nov. 12 - Apply for Technical Assistance and Training Specialist

    We are growing! NIWRC is looking for a Technical Assistance and Training Specialist to work closely with Tribal programs to provide resources, technical assistance, and training for their communities. View the job description, and apply by submitting a completed application with three references, a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and two examples of training slide decks to careers@niwrc.org by November 12, 2021.

     
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    Deadline Extended: Apply by Nov. 19 for NIWRC On-Site Technical Assistance Opportunities

    Would your Tribal domestic violence or sexual violence program benefit from On-Site or Virtual Technical Assistance? Tribal programs and shelters are strongly encouraged to apply for NIWRC's on-site and virtual technical assistance opportunities available to support and strengthen Tribal responses to gender-based violence. Our staff will collaborate with selected On-Site TA recipients to create an agenda specific to their program and Tribal community. Apply here by November 19, 2021.

     
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    Register for NIWRC's 10 Year Anniversary Carrying Our Medicine Virtual Walk/Run

    In the lead-up to Giving Tuesday, join NIWRC for a virtual walk or run Nov. 15-30 to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. Wear your traditional moccasins, or purple (domestic violence awareness), teal (sexual violence awareness), or red (missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls awareness). Share your experience on social media using the hashtags #NIWRC10Years and #CarryingOurMedicine! All relatives are invited to participate, so register here – all donations support NIWRC’s advocacy efforts. Also, don’t forget to register for our 10-year anniversary webinar on Nov. 17. 

     
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    House Passes Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA)

    Last week, the United States House of Representatives voted 228 to 200 to pass the bipartisan Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act (FVPSA) of 2021 (H.R. 2119). H.R. 2119 is an important step forward in supporting the vital work of shelters and service providers and ensuring that communities and survivors who are disproportionately impacted by domestic violence have increased access to such services,” said Lucy Rain Simpson, Diné, NIWRC Executive Director. Read  NIWRC's statement and tell the Senate to act swiftly in passing FVPSA here.

     
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    Seeking Nominations for Leaders in the Field of Domestic Violence

    In recognition of Native American leadership in the field of domestic, dating, and sexual violence, StrongHearts Native Helpline is seeking candidates for our series featuring individuals making a difference in Indian Country. If you would like to be featured or want to nominate someone to be featured, please complete a nomination form here.

     
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    Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

    Serving her third term as the Poet Laureate of the United States, Joy Harjo (Muscogee Nation) is an internationally renowned performer, writer, and the first Native American to serve in the Poet Laureate role. Her upcoming memoir, “Poet Warrior'' is a brave account of her personal experiences transforming hardships into fighting for justice. Join the celebration of our sister on Nov. 15 at 12 p.m. ET during a virtual discussion and reading.

     

    Equity in Action Listening Session: Native Communities, Nov. 8

    The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) invites you and your Native community to share your lived experiences and ideas for how the agency and its program offices can improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in relationship with Native and Tribal communities. Register for this listening session via Zoom on November 8, 2021, at 3 p.m. ET. Registrants will also be invited to submit written testimony by 11/30/2021. If you have any questions about this session, please email the Pacific Region TTA Center, a resource of the Administration for Native Americans, at shisa@kaananiau.com.

     

    #FreeMaddesynGeorge: Join Nov. 8 Virtual Press Conference

    Join us Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. ET for an important virtual press conference lifting the story of Maddesyn George, a 27-year-old Native mother, survivor, and a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes. She has been jailed since July 2020 for defending herself against a non-Indian man who raped and threatened her. Maddesyn’s sentencing hearing is set for Nov. 17, 2021, and NIWRC has issued a letter to the judge regarding her sentencing. On Nov. 8, speakers will discuss the many social justice issues that intersect in Maddysen’s urgent self-defense case. Register now and learn more about Maddesyn’s case here.

     
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