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June 2022

    Happy Pride Month!

    This June, we acknowledge, support, and lift the voices of Native Two-Spirit, non-binary, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or questioning survivors of violence for Pride Month. As relatives, we must stand firmly against dangerous attitudes toward our 2S+/LGBTQ+ relatives and instead, use our Indigenous values and sacred teachings of love, respect, and compassion to advocate for them. We see you. We support you. We honor your spirit. Read our full joint statement with StrongHearts Native Helpline and the Alaska Native Women's Resource Center and check out new 2S+/LGBTQ+ resources:

    • Read the Summary: Reconnecting with Native Teachings and Creating Healing Spaces with and for 2S+/LGBTQ+ Victim-Survivors of Domestic Violence - Summary of Conversations with the Field 
    • Download and share the Toolkit: Reconnecting with Native Teachings and Creating Healing Spaces with and for 2S+/LGBTQ+ Victim-Survivors of Domestic Violence - A Toolkit for Family and Friends
    • Join our upcoming webinar on June 23: Uplifting the Indigenous LGBTQ2S+ Community through Indigenous Empowerment and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Prevention

    Receive News, Events, and More From STTARS Indigenous Safe Housing Center

    Stay updated on events, news, resources, technical assistance, and legislative updates by joining the mailing list. As a project of NIWRC,  The Center will work to ensure safety and belonging through Indigenous lifeways and dismantle systemic and endemic barriers that impact housing access for survivors. It will accomplish this by elevating culturally-rooted resources, practices, and policies, and centering survivors with lived experiences, for real social change. Follow their social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Read the press release.


    We Are Hiring - New Positions added!

    The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) is dedicated to ending violence against Native women and children by providing culturally specific technical assistance, training, and policy development for tribes and grassroots advocates to help establish and strengthen their responses to violence. View more details and apply on our Careers page.


    Registration Now Open - Specialty Institute 2022

    Homelessness and housing insecurity are a stark reality for many victim/survivors when they flee abuse. As a result, many will remain in households where there is abuse and violence. This Specialty Institute will introduce the newly created Indigenous Safe Housing Center—STTARS (Safety, Training and Technical Assistance, Resources and Support), offer important and timely presentations designed to address the spectrum of housing issues for Indigenous victim/survivors, showcase promising or best practices related to domestic violence and housing, and provide valuable resources, support, and recommendations. View the agenda and register


    Join Us for Upcoming ARP FVPSA Office Hours, June 17

    For any recipients of the FVPSA ARP Support for Survivors of DV and Sexual Assault from Culturally Specific Populations grant award, please join us on June 17, 2022, at 10 a.m. MDT for open office hours to address questions about this award. The FVPSA program and NIWRC are joining to help offer some ideas for utilizing this ARP grant and considerations for spending the funds. If you have any questions, contact Brenda Hill, NIWRC Director of Technical Assistance and Training, at bhill@niwrc.org, or Gwendolyn Packard, NIWRC Senior Housing Specialist, at gpackard@niwrc.org. Learn more. 


    StrongHearts Native Helpline is Now Hiring!


    • Competitive pay
    • Generous vacation package
    • After full-time employment for two months, employees are eligible for 100% employer-paid health insurance
    • Retirement plan available after one year


    • Administrative Assistant
    • Advocate
    • Communications Coordinator
    • Deputy Executive Officer

    These are all full-time, on-site positions located in Eagan, MN. Visit strongheartshelpline.org/about/jobs for full job descriptions, salary information and how to apply.

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    • 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
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