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October 2022


Now Throughout October: Tillie Black Bear Women Are Sacred Virtual Healing Camp Sessions

Inspired by the healing camps Tillie organized on behalf of survivors of sexual assault, we are holding a Virtual Healing Camp for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and advocates throughout the month of October. We invite everyone to join, participate and share widely. Registration is easy and you may use the same link for every session. View the event page.

WEBINAR - Restoring the Integrity and Status of Women as Sacred: An Advocate Panel Discussion

This webinar provides an opportunity to challenge each other to think about how colonized thinking, and subsequent internalized oppression impacts us as advocates. How can our Indigenous beliefs inform our advocacy? What does it mean to re-Indigenize our relationships with survivors and the way we do advocacy? This conversation will help us examine if our practices are consistent with our Indigenous beliefs and life ways, and how to make positive change. This supports our work restoring the integrity and status of women as sacred.

Register today.

WEBINAR - 10/20 Long COVID

Long COVID (or post-COVID) conditions impact nearly 1 in 5 adults in the United States. Symptoms range from fatigue, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, cognitive difficulties, chronic pain, sensory abnormalities, and muscle weakness. In this Community Conversation, we discuss what the experts and survivors are experiencing and how this impacts Native communities, advocacy, and anti-violence work. We will hear from a Native physician, treating long COVID patients, a Native epidemiologist, and long COVID survivors who are also survivors of violence and advocates themselves. Register today.

Deadline Extended to Friday, October 14 Request for Proposals - Funding Available to Programs Assisting Survivors

The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center is requesting proposals from tribal/ native domestic violence and /or sexual violence programs in order to sub-grant funds from the ARP Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault from Culturally Specific Populations Grant Program. This request also invites urban Indian and LGBTQ2S organizations focused on domestic and/or sexual violence advocacy and services to submit proposals. Sub-grantees will receive technical assistance and training from NIWRC and our partner organizations with expertise in Indian Country and issues related to domestic and/or sexual violence and pandemic responses. Response Due Date: Extended to Friday, October 14, 2022, 11:59 p.m. MDT. Submit Proposal

Q & A and Discussion With FVPSA and NIWRC

FVPSA Office hours have a new look! We are taking a new approach to discuss ideas for utilizing the ARP grants. A panel of Native advocates will share how they’ve used ARP funds and how they navigated improving or developing tribal infrastructure. The panel includes experiences from an urban-based Native organization, a reservation-based tribal organization, and lastly tribal government executive leadership. If you have questions we invite you to join us for coffee and conversation in this virtual space. Join us on October 14, at 10 a.m. MDT. If you have any questions or need any assistance at any time, please contact Brenda Hill, NIWRC Director of Technical Assistance and Training, at bhill@niwrc.org. Join via Zoom.

DEADLINE EXTENDED to 10/14 for On-Site Technical Assistance 

Each year, NIWRC issues a call for applications for On-Site Technical Assistance. The application submission deadline is extended to October 14, 2022. The primary goal is to strengthen the development of programs, policies and procedures, strategies, and practices through approaches that are survivor-centered, culturally based, and trauma/healing-informed. Given the ongoing challenges of the Covid pandemic, we can provide technical assistance virtually and will observe precautions during any in-person On-Site. Apply today.

We Are Hiring! Join Our Team

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. 

For more information, please visit our Careers page.

Special DVAM Toolkit for Tribal Housing Authorities and Tribally Designated Housing Entities.

NIWRC and STTARS teamed up on a DVAM Statement. We would love to hear about what your program, Tribe, or community is doing! Utilize STTARS’ hashtags #STTARSDVAM and #Safespaceforthesacred to share what your program or community is doing to highlight the needs and amplify your support of unhoused survivors. View the Special DVAM Toolkit for Tribal Housing Authorities and Tribally Designated Housing Entities.

In the News

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

Policy Updates

List of Upcoming Events

  • TODAY! Session 3: Healing Through Songs and Dances presented by Roxanne Sazue and Violet Mousseau. (Oct. 7)
  • Session 4: Healing through the Arts presented by Connie Brushbreaker (Oct. 11)
  • Webinar - Restoring the Integrity and Status of Women as Sacred: An Advocate Panel Discussion. (Oct. 12)
  • Session 5: Healing together: Talking Circles presented by Carmen O’Leary (Oct. 13)
  • DVAM Twitter Storm. (Oct. 13)
  • Session 6: Energy Work presented by Alexsis Colombe. (Oct. 14)
  • Session 7: Voices of Native Youth: More Than That presented by Rosebud Brushbreaker. (Oct. 18)
  • Session 8: Laughter is Medicine presented by Ernie Tsosie (Oct. 19)
  • Purple Thursday. (Oct. 20)
  • Session 9: Walking/Running in Wellness presented by Marlin Mousseau. (Oct. 20)
  • Session 10: Part 1: Talking Sticks to Help with Survivors’ Healing. (Oct. 25)
  • Session 11: Implementing a Self-Care/Wellness Staff Schedule presented by Nicole Matthews. (Oct. 26)
  • Session 10: Part 2: Talking Sticks to Help with Survivors’ Healing. (Oct. 27)


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