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Upcoming Training Announcement: 

Please join us for They Won't be Home for the Holidays, December 15, 16, and 17 2016, at the Grand Gateway Hotel in Rapid City, SD.

This training will focus on legal issues surrounding domestic violence and how advocates can assist victims.

Register by calling 605.945.0869.

We look forward to seeing you at this event!


Taking a Stand

Attached is a video of a white male oil worker in Iowa soliciting the daughter of Marisa Miakonda Cummings.  The perpetrator slowly travels along a long line of women protesting the pipeline that will eventually make it through their State of Iowa if it can’t be stopped at the North Dakota access. The women at the beginning of the line were not women of color, and as he drove toward the end of the line he saw these two beautiful Indigenous Women.   He then spews out the degrading and dehumanizing question, “How much for that little girl?” Fully knowledgeable of the fact that he was being taped was of no consequence to him because he possesses white male privilege and his employment (empowerment) rights given as a part of the industry that leads the Nation of Corporate America.  He knows nothing will happen to him. Read More

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Report from The First Annual Circle of Advocacy for Victims

Tanaya Winder, of Run Our Rivers Red, was one of several presenters.  

See more photos from the event here

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU'RE RAPED: The ABC Handbook for Native Girls.

(a pdf version can be viewed here)

 

The Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center and the Native American Community Board in Lake Andes, South Dakota has released a new graphic novel written and illustrated by Lucy Bonner.

"In contemporary times, Indian people may not be familiar with resources or are too uncomfortable to talk about rape due to years of colonization and the boarding school trauma where our ancestors were abused, silenced and shamed about their sexuality.

It is time to reclaim our voices and to talk about these critical issues that are affecting too many of our young women and girls. The Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center has done just that.” Bonnie Clairmont, Victim Advocacy Program Specialist at the Tribal Law and Policy Center. 

 

We declare the turtle as the symbol of the movement to end violence against women.
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