August 2019 Newsletter
August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Join the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women (CSVANW) as we honor the healthy relationships that begin at birth. We know that bonding is a foundation for life, and CSVANW celebrates all parents and their choices when setting the foundation for their growing little ones' lives.

Our grounding in the movement to end violence is not only to organize, but mobilize, and encourage our communities to  promote, protect, and support choices for all parents in establishing bonds and the healthy relationships that begin at birth .

Join us in honoring healthy relationships that begin at birth by following us on social media and re-sharing our posts/articles. Share with us on social media, or emailing us, how you and your community are honoring all parents and their choices to meet the health needs, growths and development of their growing little ones.

Let's work together to support all parents in their decisions about how to nurture their little ones.
8th Annual Native Youth Summit
"We Believe Survivors"

July 10-12 , 2019
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM

Our 8th Annual Native Youth Summit this year was another success. We hope our young leaders were inspired and equipped to return to their communities, support and empower their peers, and make healthy value-based choices using smart strategies. Thank you to our funders and sponsors: the Native Americans in Philanthropy, Funders Collaborative on Youth Organizing, Verizon Wireless, Department of Health, New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, the New Mexico Department of Health, and individual donations for making our 8th Annual Native Youth Summit  #WeBelieveSurvivors possible!  #NYS2019  #CSVANW
Team Building

July 15, 2019
Albuquerque, NM

The month of July, we re-centered in mindful practices, embraced physical activities, and focused on the importance of self-care and wellness. 
Our CSVANW team came together to prepare a healthy meal and shared space to hold conversations around healing and wellness at Three Sisters Kitchen. "Together we can create healthier selves for healthier families and communities!"
Sexual Violence 101 in Tribal Communities

July 18 , 2019
Albuquerque, NM

We created space for direct service providers, case managers, advocates, and first responders for a Sexual Violence 101 in Tribal Communities training. The training provided basic information, statistics and definitions on sexual violence in tribal communities.
World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

July 30, 2019
Albuquerque, NM

Thank you to the NM State Human Trafficking Taskforce Coordinator Deanna Aragon, the City of ABQ, and the NM Sex Trafficking Tribal Taskforce for organizing and assisting us throughout the event planning. CSVANW would like to also extend our thank you and appreciations to our sex trafficking service providers and advocates who traveled far to be apart of our gathering. Apart of bringing awareness to the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, we appreciate the former Governor of Isleta and Chairman Paul Torres of All Pueblo of Council Governors for opening the space and honoring whose land were on in ABQ and the Auntie from Laguna Pueblo for closing out our space this afternoon.
Day Of Play!

July 31 , 2019
Albuquerque, NM

CSVANW was at the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation's Native Youth On the Move - Day of Play! The Day of Play is a call to action to get 500 Native youth in New Mexico engaged in play, physical activity, and sports. The event was held at St. Pius X High School in Albuquerque, NM. There were great food, music, and water provided during the event. It was beautiful to be a part of this fun-filled, positive movement with Native youth, family, and the community.
Is your Tribal Leader Attending the 14th Annual Government-to-Government VAW Tribal Consultation?

Will your community be represented at the national table by your Tribal Leaders? Ask them! The U.S. Department of Justice invites Tribal Leaders to join the 14th Annual Government-to-Government Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation. August 21-22, 2019 in New Buffalo, Michigan.

Meaningful consultation is of principal importance in developing legislation and policies that are inclusive of tribal representation and input. To create and sustain meaningful informed consultation, CSVANW puts forward recommendations for our tribal leaders to utilize that can support broad level policies, strategies and systems to advance the well-being of Native women and children.
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Slavery In New Mexico, Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women And Girls Movement, The Line - New Mexico In Focus, a Production of NMPBS (July 24, 2019)
Correspondent Antonia Gonzales sits down with Native women’s advocates Cheyenne Antonio and Christina Castro to talk about the MMIW – Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – movement. The Urban Indian Health Institute pointed out in 2018 that New Mexico has the highest number of cases in the country.  In June, a report by UNM’s Native American Budget and Policy Institute sought to better understand the issues here and gave advocates a way to keep the MMIW crisis in the news...
July 2019 DONORS
Bailey Cousineau
Elise Morgan
Andrew Smith
Isa Coleman
Emily Leader
Uba Backonja
Keith & Mary Pryor
Sara Gresbach
Peyton Sauer
Kathryn Harris
Kate Thomas
Maureen Vaughey
Emily Coen
Shawn Jackinsky
Maia Council
Erin Briggs
Amanda Voss
Jeffery Sauer
Margaret Bullis
Charles Bedell
Liza Purdy 
August 27, 2019
Supporting Native Young People in Tribal Colleges & Universities: Addressing Title IX
August 30, 2019
Intimate Partner Violence Strangulation Training
September 25, 2019
Recognizing & Responding to the Impact of Childhood Trauma
More information and registration will be made available soon!
September 20 - 21, 2019
Southwest Butterflies Retreat
August 16, 2019
CSVANW Membership Meeting
on Violence Against American Indian & Alaska Native Women

August 21 -22, 2019
Silver Creek Event Center, Four Winds Casino Resort
New Buffalo, Michigan
Missing Person Day

Will occur alongside the U.S. Department of Justice’s 14th Annual Government-to-Government Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation  on  Wednesday, August 21, 2019   from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT  at the  Silver Creek Event Center at Four Winds Casino Resort  in  New Buffalo, Michigan .
August 15, 2019
Recognizing & Responding to the Impact of Childhood Trauma
July 18, 2019
Free Film Screening:
The Providers
August 16, 2019
In Solidarity: Honoring our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, 2 Spirit and Trans Relatives...
2019 Creative Native Call for Art Announcement

Submissions are due at 11:59 PM EST August 9, 2019
Use and share your voice on MMIW.
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August 15 - 16, 2019
Missing and Murdered Diné Relatives Forum #2
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