December 2019 Newsletter
We're entering a season focused on family, friends, community, and getting festive. But the season for gift giving is also the time for giving. So, this holiday season, the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women (CSVANW) asks you to spread the holiday cheer by giving back! 

Give the gift of reading and donate a book to our annual Little One Holiday Book Drive . Each holiday season we are committed to helping our children who have experienced or witnessed violence cope through promoting cultural connections and storytelling.

Give the gift of support by giving to CSVANW's Year-End Giving to continue our efforts and commitment to breaking cycles of violence through education, policy advocacy, technical assistance, community support, and social change in 2020. 

So, as you plan to give back this holiday season we want to let you know that we do not take it for granted that our work would not be possible without supporters and donors like you. We look forward to continuing to build space for community in 2020 and beyond.
Thank you!
Thank you! Our #GivingTuesday goal was $10,000 and with your help, we were able to bring in just over $10,000! So many of you went out of your way to give the gift of reading to Native youth in domestic violence shelters this holiday season and help engage Native men and boys in the movement to stopping violence in our Tribal communities.
Even though #GivingTuesday is over, there are still ways to give. Volunteer, vote, and stay engaged in the critical conversations that affect our communities. You are the change we need… you make a difference. 

From the bottom of our hearts THANK YOU!
The New Mexico Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Task Force Meeting
November 8, 2019

The New Mexico Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Task Force held it’s first meeting yesterday at CNM in Albuquerque, NM. Throughout the meeting there were conversations about the task force’s expectations and protocols. There were discussions on strategies to understand the full extent of the epidemic of MMIW in our state. This task force is a positive direction toward creating guidelines for seeking justice for the many MMIWG, their grieving communities and families. The task force must report its findings and recommendations to the Governor, legislative council service library, and the appropriate interim legislative committee before Nov. 1, 2020.
CSVANW at NB3’s 4 th  Annual National XC Race
November 10, 2019

CSVANW went out to support healthy families and healthy communities at the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation XC Community Race in Santa Ana Pueblo. The 4th Annual National XC Race is a part of NB3FIT WEEK, NB3 Foundation’s national initiative to get Native youth engaged in physical activity.
CSVANW Attended NB3’s Native Youth on the Move Cohort Gathering

November 20, 2019

CSVANW attended NB3's Native Youth on the Move cohort gathering where we learned about Zine making and shared how we've used zines to share information. You may view our youth focused zine titled" Your Body & Every Body is Sacred” HERE .
CSVANW 40-Hour Advancing Advocacy Training
November 12 – 15, 2019

Our fall 2019 40-Hour Core Advancing Advocacy Training was held at the Drury Inn & Suites in Albuquerque, NM. Throughout the training, we had speakers come from all over New Mexico to present topics about domestic violence and sexual assault. Such as Sexual Violence and the Advocates Role, Order of Protection and Full Faith Credit, lesson on Transgender 101, and how to address individuals with proper pronouns; and much more. Thank you to all our presenters! Although the 40-Hour training was intensive and at times reactions to past trauma occurred, we got through the training knowing that we had one another to lean on, and CSVANW proudly handed out 23 40-Hour Core Advancing Advocacy certificates to our relatives who attended the full training.
MMIW Discussion at NMSU in Las Cruces
November 22, 2019

Our Sex Trafficking Project Coordinator, Cheyenne Antonio and Project and Media Assistant, Honey Sunday presented at NMSU in Las Cruces to discuss the ongoing efforts of MMIW in NM. Thank you to all those who attended and organized the gathering.
No Thanks, No Giving
November 22, 2019

CSVANW held a "No Thanks, No Giving" potluck before we went back home to join our relatives for turkey day. We had delicious food, good company, laughter, and karaoke. We hope you all had a good turkey day break with your relatives.
2019 ReFrame Mentorship Alumni

Congrats to our Media and Communications Coordinator, Curtison Badonie, for completing the 2019 ReFrame Mentorship program. The ReFrame Mentorship Program, is a hands-on strategic communications mentorship program, supports economic, racial, gender and climate justice organizations and campaigns to integrate communications as a core strategy and develops the next generation of social justice communicators. Curtison will write a blog of his time and experiences with the program. The blog will be available soon.
Follow us on social media to stay updated when CSVANW is in the community.
Sexual Violence Project Coordinator
The Sexual Violence Project Coordinator is responsible for the strategic coordination of the Coalition’s overall sexual violence project initiatives (training, education, advocacy and prevention). Plans, implements and evaluates the Coalition’s sexual violence initiatives in collaboration with tribal sexual assault programs and agencies across the Coalition’s service area. Manages the Coalition’s projects by coordinating community-based education to service providers and responders who work with Native survivors of sexual violence and identifies the Coalition’s project priorities regarding building broader community awareness about sexual violence. Works closely with Coalition stakeholders and partners to identify issues, priorities and develop strategies and community-based responses to sexual violence.
If you’re interested, please submit your resume, cover letter, and 3 references to CSVANW’s Office Coordinator, Latonya Williams, at

Apply by Friday, December 13, 2019
CSVANW Executive Director
The  Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women  (CSVANW) seeks a visionary Executive Director to lead the organization in building and strengthening social, political, and economic environments in which violence against Native American women no longer exists. This is an exciting opportunity to systemically address root causes of violence (i.e. racism, sexism, classism, and other oppressions) against vulnerable Native people and work with an incredible team and membership to strengthen the movement and mobilize communities towards healthier families and healthier communities.
Submit your cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and writing sample (maximum length one page) that you believe best expresses your commitment and passion for this position to: CSVANW Search Committee at

If you have questions about the position please contact
Olivia Roanhorse at:

Final candidates may be asked to submit additional writing samples and documents.

Application deadline is December 20th by 5:00 pm.

Any applications received after this date will not be considered. Applicants invited to an initial interview will be expected to participate either in-person or online video (Zoom, Gotomeeting).

Estimated start date for the Executive Director is late January/early February 2020.
Attorney general unveils plan on missing Native Americans – AP News (November 22, 2019)
PABLO, Mont. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr announced a nationwide plan Friday to address the crisis of missing and slain Native American women as concerns mount over the level of violence they face.

Barr announced the plan, known as the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Initiative, during a visit with tribal leaders and law enforcement officials on the Flathead Reservation in Montana.

Mother trying to raise awareness for missing and murdered indigenous women – KRQE (November 28, 2019)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico mother is creating a series of photos to raise awareness for a problem she too, has been personally affected by: missing and murdered indigenous women.

“Other people are going through this just as I have,” Meredith Lee-Mike.

Lee-Mike took the photos that show three young Native American women with red handprints over their mouths.

Episode 8: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – True Consequences Podcast
Our CSVANW Sex Trafficking Project Coordinator, Cheyenne Antonio, was a guest on True Consequences Podcast discussing the missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in New Mexico and shedding light on the issue of sex trafficking in New Mexico. 

November 2019 DONORS
Rebecca Steele
Shalom Bond
Uba Backonja
Spencer Murray
Keith Pryor
Angela Boser
Ace Tattoo
Matthew Gordon
Kristin Macapagal
Peyton Sauer
Jennifer Gilker
Katie Harris
Erica Ragusa
Kim McGinnis
Ada Melton
Shawn Jackinsky
Louise Taylor
Kathleen Morton
Northland Pioneer College – Student Government Association
Kerrie Carden
Rachael Warren
Amanda Voss
Ciara Kosior
Joe Cardillo
Katherine Gladhart-Hayes
Faith Myhra
Margaret Bullis
Michelle Guido
Madeleine George
Katie Hogin
Gennifer Westover
Kat Macias
Andrew Smith
Little One Holiday Book Drive
Book drive will operate now till December 20, 2019
This year, CSVANW will partner with SWAIA to do our Annual Little One Holiday Book Drive at their 2019 Winter Indian Market, December 14 – 15, 2019 . Each year, our Annual Little One Book Drive serves to benefit children who will spend their holidays in a shelter due to domestic violence.

Since its inception, more than 700 new Native American themed books have been donated for children in shelters throughout New Mexico. Visitors are encouraged to bring children’s books (Native themed preferred but not required) with them to Winter Market.

If you can’t make it to SWAIA’s 2019 Winter Indian Market, you can still make a book donation by dropping them off at our CSVANW office located at: 4600 Montgomery Blvd #202B, Albuquerque, NM 87109, OR you can make a monetary donation HERE .

Little One Holiday Book Drive will operate now till December 20, 2019.
Feast Day Safety Planning Meeting
 December 18, 2019
Healthy Relationships Project Train the Trainer
Save the Dates: February 11-12, 2019
Registration will be made soon.
CSVANW is sponsoring a two-day Healthy Relationships Project Training of Trainers training which will teach attendees comprehensive child sexual abuse prevention skills and knowledge. In addition, attendees will learn how to implement all aspects of Care for Kids© and SAFE-T (Sexual Abuse Free Environment for Teens™) with adults in schools through faculty and staff trainings, parents’ and caregivers’ meetings/events, and students through in-classroom instruction.

These curricula are developmentally targeted, research-based, and focus not only on victim prevention, but also perpetration prevention. Children learn thesocial-emotional skills needed to recognize, manage and maintain healthy relationships throughout their lives.

More information and registration will be made soon.
7th Annual Tribal Leaders Summit
SAVE THE DATES: April 1 - 2, 2019
Our Annual Tribal Leaders Summit is a free briefing for tribal, state and federal officials and those who work with victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The summit also provides educational opportunities for tribal leaders to be updated and briefed about the tribal provisions of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and the current jurisdictional challenges faced in New Mexico.

More information will be available soon.
2019 Winter Indian Market
Dec 14 & 15, 2019
No Dead Natives - Clothing Drive
 Nov 1, 2019 - Feb 28, 2020
4th Annual New Mexico Human Trafficking Task Force Conference
Date & Time:
Friday, January 17, 2020
8:30 AM- 5:00 PM MST
Registration begins promptly at 8:00 AM
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 8710 2
SASNWNM Gallup Office:
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