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August 2022

PEER-TO-PEER TRAINING AUGUST 16: Key Issues and Steps in the Development of Shelter Programs

Motivated by the continuing dire scarcity of domestic violence shelters and safe housing in Indian Country, we invite you to join our dynamic Peer-to-Peer Training opportunity to learn from our Relatives—the outstanding leaders of the Strong Hearted Native Women’s Coalition (SHNWC). Topics covered include cultural considerations, shelter basics, and logistics, trauma and resilience informed advocacy, leadership and administration, and funding resources for shelter programs. Please register early as we are limiting participation to thirty-five (35) to ensure interactive dialogue and conversation. There is a registration fee of $50.

DEADLINE TODAY: Sign on to the Amicus Brief in Brackeen v. Haaland

It’s the last day to take action on a case that will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this spring. We are requesting signatories from organizations and/or non-profits whose mission is to end or eliminate domestic violence and/or sexual assault against Native women and children. In addition to legal arguments, the amicus brief also focuses on the impact of placing Native children in state-run foster homes, leaving them at risk for high abuse rates and vulnerable to other crimes, such as sex trafficking and at-risk for high rates of abuse. Organizations and individual survivors are invited to sign on.

WEBINAR AUGUST 10: Inspiring Change

In preparation for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) 2022, NIWRC is creating space to have an initial discussion about the Herstory of DVAM, centering on grassroots advocacy and Indigenous women’s and other survivors’ voices and expertise, followed by key planning steps and strategies, ideas, and resources to help programs and communities plan for their DVAM events and campaigns. Please join us on August 10 by registering here.

Join Our Team! Positions Open Until Filled

The NIWRC provides national leadership to end violence against American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women by lifting the collective voices of grassroots advocates and offering culturally grounded resources, technical assistance and training, and policy development to strengthen Tribal sovereignty. Apply today:

  • Director of Communications and Advancement, Full-Time (Remote)

    • To apply, please complete and submit an employment application, a resume with three references, a cover letter, and two writing examples. Although not required, if you have a communications portfolio, please submit additional materials for review. Submit all documents to Lucy Simpson, Executive Director, at careers@niwrc.org. Open until filled.

For more information, please visit our Careers page.

Request Housing Training and Technical Assistance

The STTARS Indigenous Safe Housing Center offers culturally rooted technical assistance and training, policy development, and Indigenous-centered resource materials to support Tribes, and Tribal programs, address the intersection of domestic violence and housing instability and create meaningful social change within communities. Request technical and training assistance and sign-up for the STTARS mailing list.

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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

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