It's Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Oklahoma's tribal domestic violence and sexual assault programs have already been busy raising awareness and sharing resources. Now is the time to stand up and work together. It is up to all of us to change a culture of violence, to one of respect.

Start by attending one of the events listed here> oknaav.org/events .
News for Natives:
Citizen Potawatomi Nation House of Hope
Defense and Donuts
Today: October 11

Join the CPN House of Hope as they fight back against domestic violence with this self-defense class. And as mentioned in the name... Free donuts!!! Click here to RSVP/view the Facebook event.
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Domestic Violence Program
DV Outreach Event
October 12, 19, & 26

You still have three opportunities to attend this DV Outreach Event. Enlightening discussion as well as light refreshments will be provided.
Six Nations
DV Awareness Walk & Lil' Monster Dash
October 16

The Otoe Missouria Tribe, Kaw Nation, Osage Nation, Ponca Tribe of OK, and the Pawnee Nation invite you to make a difference in the lives of those who have suffered domestic violence by supporting them in the 7th Annual Walk to End Domestic Violence. There will be free t-shirts, candy, bags, glow-sticks, and flashlights while supplies last.
Cherokee Nation One Fire Domestic Violence Services
Flowers for Consent
October 17

This event is being held in honor of the Cherokee and Native American victims of abuse for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More details to be released on oknaav.org/events.
Chickasaw Nation Violence Prevention Services
Community Candlelight Vigil
October 19
6:30 pm

The vigil will honor survivors and those who have lost their lives to domestic violence.

In case of bad weather, the vigil will be held inside of the courthouse.

For more information, call (580) 332-0341 or (580) 272-5580, or click here.
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma Violence-Free Living Program
DV Awareness Walk
October 19

More details, including time and location will be updated on our website oknaav.org as soon as possible.
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Family Violence Prevention Program
DV 101 Panel
October 24

This panel will go over basic information about domestic violence. More information, including a flyer will be placed on our website.
Ti-Hirasa Domestic & Sexual Assault Healing Center
DV Awareness Day "Gift for Giving"
October 25

“Give” 2 travel-size beauty, health or personal care items and (1) can good. Items will be used for program participants.  
“Gift” a 2018 DV T-shirt, designed by Nathan McCray   

Visit with our new staff Amy Kinzie, Coordinator Ashley Hadix, Advocate Dina Johnson, Prevention Specialist.

For more information, please contact (918) 762-3621 ext. 218.
Kaw Nation Family Trauma Healing Center
Talking Circle: Jewelry Making
October 25
115 s. Maple, Newkirk

MUST REGISTER by calling 580-362-1098. This event is for survivors of abuse to make jewelry and heal.
Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma Family Service Department
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe Violence Prevention Program
Eastern Shawnee Tribe Family Violence Prevention Program
Wyandotte Nation Family Violence Prevention Program
3rd Annual DVAM Scarecrow Fun Run
October 27

Don't be "scared" to stand up to domestic violence! This is a wonderful collaboration of the north east tribes. Click here to register!
NAAV Blog:
DVAM 2018

Click the image above to see a list of actions you can take today that will help you #Unify2Change a culture of violence to one of respect. There are also some Native DVAM themed graphics for you to share on your social media!

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Tribal Programs Now Hiring!
We have recently added a new page to our website that shows when the NAAV or one of Oklahoma tribal domestic violence and sexual assault programs are hiring new people. We have already added a few positions on there, so take a look!
Ongoing Events
Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Social Services: 11AM-1 PM Every Wednesday| Survivors of Homicide Wellbriety Support Group- This wellness group is centered on the Talking Circle and traditional Native practices with the purpose of assisting those who have lost loved ones to homicide. The teachings are evidence based practices from the White Bison curriculum. If you are dealing with grief, unspoken heartache or pain, and would like to have a safe place to heal, please consider attending this gathering. Questions? Contact Warrior Woman Society 580-699-6556 or warriorwomansociety@yahoo.com or Penny Hammonds at 405-247-8630.
Osage Nation Family Violence Prevention: The Healing Circle is held every Wednesday from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the OVW offices in Pawhuska and are facilitated by the OVW Traditional Healing Coordinator, Arleata Snell. Family members of a sexual assault survivor can receive support too. Call Snell at 918-287-5422 for more information or to schedule an appointment.  Click here for more information.
Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma Sexual Assault Services: 1 & 3 Wednesday of the month at 6PM| This Talking Circle is open to those who are survivors of Sexual Assault. Come meet, learn, and share with others. Join the Facebook group by clicking here.
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This project was supported by Grant No. 2017-IW- AX-0009 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.