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April 2022

    We Are Hiring! Deadline Extended to April 15

    We have extended the deadline to apply for the four positions listed below. View all open positions on our Careers page and for details on how to apply.


    Supporting Indigenous Survivors and Advocates for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    This April, StrongHearts Native Helpline, the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, and the Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) by raising awareness of sexual assault and supporting victim-survivors of sexual violence. Read our full joint statement here. Also, register for our April 6 webinar, The Effects of Climate Change on Gender Based Violence and Indigenous Communities.


    #ProtectHer Twitter Chat on Earth Day April 22

    Indigenous peoples recognize the connection between women and land––and hold both as sacred. However, colonization is built upon the violent belief that land and bodies are resources––something to own and consume. Reclaiming Indigenous matrilineal beliefs and restoring sovereignty to Native Nations and Indigenous people across the world is therefore central to protecting Indigenous women and Mother Earth. Please join us for the #ProtectHer Twitter Chat on April 22 from 10-11 am MDT as we highlight these connections for Earth Day and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To learn more about the threat that extractive industries pose to Mother Earth and to Indigenous women, read here.


    Two Weeks Away! Register for Advocacy Workshop, April 19-21

    The foundation of advocates’ role in Indian Country is built upon our Indigenous understanding of our relationships and roles as Relatives in the context of historical and ongoing dynamics of colonization. The key principles of advocacy come from Indigenous cultural beliefs and values, and encompass concepts of resilience, trauma-informed approaches, and sovereignty. These are the themes of this workshop with a focus on the dynamics and impact of battering/intimate partner violence, particularly on Native women. Register here.


    Enough is Enough! Join Nat’l Week of Action for MMIW

    The National Partners Work Group on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) and the MMIW Family Advisors are organizing a National Week of Action (April 29-May 5, 2022) to call the nation and the world to action in honor of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Register for virtual events and explore resources at niwrc.org/mmiwnatlweek22. Organize actions in your communities on and around May 5, and post a photo of yourself wearing red and/or traditional attire with the MMIW ‘No More Stolen Sisters’ poster on social media using the hashtag #MMIWActionNow. 


    New Webinar! Amplifying Youth Voices Through Digital Storytelling

    The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) and the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center have joined forces with a number of partners to support adolescent health, education, and cultural resiliency skills. Youth have amazing voices and the importance of amplifying those voices is essential. Join We R Native, NPAIHB, and StrongHearts Native Helpline as they discuss positive youth development strategies and the process of creating healthy relationship content which is all led by Native youth and young adults. The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center presents this webinar in conjunction with our NativeLove project. Register here


    Sign Up for Running for Justice Virtual 5K, 10K, and HM

    Organized by Rising Hearts, the Running for Justice Virtual 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon will take place May 4-8, 2022, to help raise awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two Spirits, Trans, and Relatives. Registration is now open for the virtual run through May 8. Choose your distance and please note that running is not required – movement is entirely up to you, what you’re comfortable with, and can commit to this time and space. It's going to take the community to help fight for justice, accountability, and healing. Remember to also take part in the National Week of Action for MMIW (April 29-May 5, 2022). We hope you join us!


    StrongHearts Native Helpline’s Twitter Story Day

    Join StrongHearts Native Helpline for a Twitter Story day where we will be sharing a Native woman’s sexual assault survivor story. Beginning at 9 a.m., every 15 minutes we post a Tweet and share her story in her own words. StrongHearts Native Helpline’s Twitter Story Day is April 13 at 9 a.m. MDT. 

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    Funding Opportunities

    • U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women 
    • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families
    • The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, Office on Violence Against Women, and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
    • OVW Fiscal Year 2022 Grants to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking on Campus Program Solicitation
      • View here (Due April 21)
    • OVW Fiscal Year 2022 Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Solicitation
      • View here (Due April 14)
    • OFA Funding Opportunity:
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