As was requested in the first quarterly call in June, we have set up the next quarterly call for September 6, 2017 at 11:00a.m. I am attaching a short agenda and a link for a webinar format. This will enable us to share information visually as well as through the phone. The short agenda includes the following:
1) Welcome and introductions (Darla & Tami)
2) OVW updates (Darla)
3) AK updates (Tami)
4) 2017 Annual Government-to-Government Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation Discussion (Sherriann, OVW Deputy Director Tribal Affairs Division)
5) Grantees Sharing/Q &A
Please register as you would for a webinar. If anyone has difficulty let us know so we can make sure your able to connect.
The purpose of this meeting is to 1)inform tribal leaders about important legislative developments & priorities concerning domestic & sexual violence 2) provide information about organizing efforts of tribes & advocates at the local, regional, national & international levels to address the safety of Alaska Native women 3) engage Alaska tribal leadership & allies in discussing life-saving reforms in laws & procedures.
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
• 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.