EVENTS

Oct
18
Thu
AFN Annual Convention @ Dena'ina Convention Center
Oct 18 – Oct 19 all-day
Oct
21
Sun
NCAI 75th Annual Convention & Marketplace @ Conference Location Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Oct 21 – Oct 26 all-day
Apr
30
Tue
AKNWRC Victim Shelter and Supportive Services Roundtable @ Westmark Hotel, Tanana Room
Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Roundtable: Understanding Village-based Victim Services including Challenges, Outstanding Needs, Barriers and What Works for Domestic Violence Shelter and Supportive Services

May
1
Wed
2nd Annual Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Walk @ Main Entrance of Westmark Hotel
May 1 @ 12:00 pm
May
2
Thu
NIWRC Webinar: Honoring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women to Guide our Advocacy for Change @ GoToWebinar
May 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 am



Honoring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women to Guide our Advocacy for Change

During the period of 1979 through 1992, homicide was the third-leading cause of death of Indian females aged 15 to 34, and 75 percent were killed by family members or acquaintances. In 2005, the movement for safety of Native women resulted in the “Safety for Indian Women” being included under the Violence Against Women Act.  A study released by the U.S. Department of Justice has found that in some tribal communities, American Indian women face murder rates that are more than 10 times the national average. Over the last decade awareness of this national issue has increased but more must be done to stop disappearances and save lives.  Please join us on May 5th, 2019, as we honor missing and murdered Indigenous women and together increase our national awareness and demand change at the tribal, federal and state levels.

Facilitated by Rose Quilt, J.D., Director of Policy and Research, NIWRC
Presenters:
•    Cherrah Giles, Board Chairwoman, National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
•    Malinda Limberhand (Northern Cheyenne), Mother of Hanna Harris
•    Juana Majel Dixon, National Congress of American Indians Violence Against Women Task Force Co-Chair
•    Michelle Demmert, National Congress of American Indians Violence Against Women Task Force Co-Chair
•    Virginia Davis, Senior Policy Advisor, National Congress of American Indians
•    Tami Jerue, Executive Director, Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center
•    Carmen O’Leary, Executive Director, Native Women’s Society of the Great Plains
•    Leanne Guy, Executive Director, Southwest Indigenous Women’s Coalition
•    Christopher Foley, Staff Attorney, Indian Law Resource Center

Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 1–2:30PM (Mountain)

 

All webinars are scheduled 1pm – 2:30pm Mountain
(3pm Eastern, 2pm Central, 12pm Pacific, 11am Alaska, 10am Hawaii), unless otherwise indicated.

May
3
Fri
MMIW: Developing a Community Action Plan Call @ GoTo Meeting Call
May 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

When a woman goes missing in our community, or dies unexpectedly and often from suspicious circumstances, our communities go through a series of emotions from grief to anger. We are sad for the loss of our loved ones and we often have so many questions and concerns and no place to turn for answers. We are concerned about where she might be and who can help us with answers. After days, weeks, months or even years go by without adequate answers, we are angered about why we are not getting the necessary help. The missing and murder of Indigenous women, or “MMIW” is gaining national recognition and federal and states are now trying to develop a plan to address the need for data. Even still, we are without closure and have unanswered questions about what happened and who is responsible for the victims that are currently missing.

Beginning in April 2019, the Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center (AKNWRC) will host monthly calls on MMIW with the goal of developing community action plans when a woman goes missing or is found dead from unnatural causes. We hope to put together a plan that includes information and action that can be undertaken to address the emotional needs, who to contact for answers, and what services can be available. It is clear that we need to act to raise awareness of these issues and to assist in finding answers and resolutions to promote healing within our communities.

Please join us the first Friday of every month at 11:00 am ADT by joining goto meeting: by logging on to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/650401253;
or calling 1–646-749‑3131   Code  650–401-253

Jun
7
Fri
MMIW: Developing a Community Action Plan Call @ GoTo Meeting Call
Jun 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

When a woman goes missing in our community, or dies unexpectedly and often from suspicious circumstances, our communities go through a series of emotions from grief to anger. We are sad for the loss of our loved ones and we often have so many questions and concerns and no place to turn for answers. We are concerned about where she might be and who can help us with answers. After days, weeks, months or even years go by without adequate answers, we are angered about why we are not getting the necessary help. The missing and murder of Indigenous women, or “MMIW” is gaining national recognition and federal and states are now trying to develop a plan to address the need for data. Even still, we are without closure and have unanswered questions about what happened and who is responsible for the victims that are currently missing.

Beginning in April 2019, the Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center (AKNWRC) will host monthly calls on MMIW with the goal of developing community action plans when a woman goes missing or is found dead from unnatural causes. We hope to put together a plan that includes information and action that can be undertaken to address the emotional needs, who to contact for answers, and what services can be available. It is clear that we need to act to raise awareness of these issues and to assist in finding answers and resolutions to promote healing within our communities.

Please join us the first Friday of every month at 11:00 am ADT by joining goto meeting: by logging on to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/650401253;
or calling 1–646-749‑3131   Code  650–401-253

Aug
1
Thu
MMIW: Developing a Community Action Plan Call @ GoTo Meeting Call
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

When a woman goes missing in our community, or dies unexpectedly and often from suspicious circumstances, our communities go through a series of emotions from grief to anger. We are sad for the loss of our loved ones and we often have so many questions and concerns and no place to turn for answers. We are concerned about where she might be and who can help us with answers. After days, weeks, months or even years go by without adequate answers, we are angered about why we are not getting the necessary help. The missing and murder of Indigenous women, or “MMIW” is gaining national recognition and federal and states are now trying to develop a plan to address the need for data. Even still, we are without closure and have unanswered questions about what happened and who is responsible for the victims that are currently missing.

Beginning in April 2019, the Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center (AKNWRC) will host monthly calls on MMIW with the goal of developing community action plans when a woman goes missing or is found dead from unnatural causes. We hope to put together a plan that includes information and action that can be undertaken to address the emotional needs, who to contact for answers, and what services can be available. It is clear that we need to act to raise awareness of these issues and to assist in finding answers and resolutions to promote healing within our communities.

Please join us the first Friday of every month at 11:00 am ADT by joining goto meeting: by logging on to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/650401253;
or calling 1–646-749‑3131   Code  650–401-253

Aug
2
Fri
Webinar: Tribal Consultation on Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) 2013, Section 903 (Alaska specific) @ goto webinar
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Please join us for this important webinar.

To Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8117923446782656011

Sep
6
Fri
MMIW: Developing a Community Action Plan Call @ GoTo Meeting Call
Sep 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

When a woman goes missing in our community, or dies unexpectedly and often from suspicious circumstances, our communities go through a series of emotions from grief to anger. We are sad for the loss of our loved ones and we often have so many questions and concerns and no place to turn for answers. We are concerned about where she might be and who can help us with answers. After days, weeks, months or even years go by without adequate answers, we are angered about why we are not getting the necessary help. The missing and murder of Indigenous women, or “MMIW” is gaining national recognition and federal and states are now trying to develop a plan to address the need for data. Even still, we are without closure and have unanswered questions about what happened and who is responsible for the victims that are currently missing.

Beginning in April 2019, the Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center (AKNWRC) will host monthly calls on MMIW with the goal of developing community action plans when a woman goes missing or is found dead from unnatural causes. We hope to put together a plan that includes information and action that can be undertaken to address the emotional needs, who to contact for answers, and what services can be available. It is clear that we need to act to raise awareness of these issues and to assist in finding answers and resolutions to promote healing within our communities.

Please join us the first Friday of every month at 11:00 am ADT by joining goto meeting: by logging on to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/650401253;
or calling 1–646-749‑3131   Code  650–401-253