SEE WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO!
We would like to wish everyone a successful and glorious year in 2016. Every month we will be sending out a newsletter updating everyone of upcoming events, membership and staff spotlights, highlights of current and future projects...and much more!
JANUARY IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS MONTH

In support of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women has resources for tribal domestic violence and sexual assault professionals, tribal law enforcement, advocates, health care professionals, and survivors on the signs of trafficking and services for human trafficking survivors. We are also assisting in creating the first statewide NM Tribal Taskforce on Human Trafficking.
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery from which traffickers profit from the control and exploitation of others, which usually are our most vulnerable.. our Native women and children. Here are signs to help identify trafficking in your community:  Recognize the Signs.
National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline: 1(888)373-7888

UPCOMING EVENTS AT CSVANW
January 6th, 2016
King's Day Celebration 
In honor of new Tribal Officers, Antelope, Buffalo, Deer dances.
Location: Most Pueblos

January 8th-9th, 2016
5th Annual Striking Eagle Native American Invitational & Education Fair Workshops
University of New Mexico-Main Campus, Johnson Center

January 14th, 2016
New Mexico Tribal Task-force on Human Trafficking
1pm-3pm at Los Duranes Community Center, Community Room 129, Leopoldo Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104.
Light refreshments will be served.
January 15th, 2016
CSVANW Board & Member Meeting
Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service
3rd Floor Meeting Room 3-1
5300 Homestead Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

February 5th, 2016
American Indian Day at the Legislature
February 6th, 2016
Red Nation-Dinner & Music Event
5pm-8pm,  Location TBA

February 23rd-24th, 2016
Protecting Our Children From Violence  Round table
A collaboration for dialogue
Location TBA
GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY
In the city of Albuquerque, there are far and few (if any) culturally appropriate programs specifically for the Native population.  With so many barricades to breakthrough, the CSVANW decided to alleviate some of those to show we value our Native community in Albuquerque. We teamed up with First Nation's Homeless Outreach Program and conducted a winter coat drive and served a hot meal to our less fortunate Native relatives. CSVANW also joined forces with the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, who initiated a children's book drive to help children and families in shelter find a sense of balance and normality.
 
REFLECTION OF DECEMBER 2015
Last month was a very busy time for CSVANW. We commenced with our Board, staff, membership and community partners for a strategic planning session which took place over a span of 3-days. We were also mentioned as one of 
10 Amazing New Mexico Non-profits for Burquenas  and featured in the December 23rd issue of the Navajo Times.
 
SELF-CARE AT WORK
Self-care tip:
Burn cedar, sweetgrass, in addition to prayer.
"Care for ourselves so that we can care for others"

DOLLAR GENERAL V. THE MISSISSIPPI BAND OF CHOCTAW INDIANS
CSVANW is proud to support the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, the Indian Law Resource Center and all of the amazing advocates who are taking a stand in support of tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians who assault our women and children on tribal lands.

 
CSVANW STAFF SPOTLIGHT
Cheyenne Antonio
Program Assistant
Senior at the University of New Mexico

"Working at CSVANW has been an amazing work experience of understanding and having a tremendous amount of support from the staff and board of directors. I've honestly never been in a work environment of Native women and men constantly checking and caring about your well-being and professional development"

 
If you would like your event, conference or training to be featured in our monthly newsletter, please send all information and hyperlink to
Kelley Willie at kwillie@csvanw.org
CSVANW Staff

DELEANA OTHERBULL
Executive Director

KIM BENALLY
Training & Development Manager

KELLEY WILLIE
Membership & Outreach Coordinator

DEVONA BRADFORD
Sexual Assault Project Coordinator

CHEYENNE ANTONIO
Program Assistant

JANA PFEIFFER
Program Support Specialist

DAKOTA SKYE
CSVANW Intern from Native American Community Academy