July 2019 Newsletter
July is here and the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women (CSVANW) is focusing on wellness as we embark on the second half of the year. We are re-centering in mindful practices, embracing physical activities, and focusing on the importance of self-care.

Our grounding in the movement to end violence is not only to organize, but to mobilize our communities towards healthier families and healthier communities.

We acknowledge that the work begins with us, on an individual level, and so we hope that our journey toward a healthier self inspires you to get moving and begin your wellness work!

You can join us in our wellness work campaigns by following us on social media, resharing our posts, joining us at community events, and sharing with us on social media how you and your community are working toward a healthier life! 

Let’s work towards wellness together!
40-Hour Advocacy Training

June 25 - 28, 2019
Albuquerque, NM

We held our 40-Hour Advocacy training and we had a total of 24 domestic violence advocates and first responders who work together to support our survivors and relatives in times of crisis. Our advocacy training focused on providing the foundational skills for advocates and first responders who work in the domestic violence fields both with and within, all of New Mexico’s tribal communities. Together, we do more.
Missing and Murdered Diné Relatives Forum

June 27-28 , 2019
Shiprock, NM

Our CSVANW Sex Trafficking Project Coordinator, Cheyenne Antonio, attended the Missing and Murdered Diné Relatives (MMDR) Forum at Diné College in Shiprock, NM. The two-day MMDR Forum is a community gathering focused on actionable discussion to understand and address MMDR issues.
Wellness…Shifting From Victim to Survivor
 By: Cecelia Westman, CSVANW Advocate Coordinator

What does it mean to be well?  Is wellness a state that we maintain or is wellness a goal that we pursue once we are faced with illness or some form of hurt? I often contend with these questions because of the environments that I am immersed in and the issues that we face as communities. Our communities are faced with multiple challenges to our health and well-being including environmental hazards, social stresses, food choices, lack of emotional safety and spiritual uneasiness...
"Thank you all for letting me in, and everything you do for your communities."
by: Alerga Roybal

If you look at my blog when I first started I said that this place was different. It still is. I came to the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women in August 2018 and I am leaving in June. 

It has been an incredible honor to be a part of this team and to be welcomed into so many communities across the Southwest...
The Medicine Wheel Run: Riding for #MMIW
By: Stephanie C. Sandoval

The epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous women has plagued our nation for numerous unvoiced years. While our sisters, mothers, and aunts go missing with little assistance from law enforcement we are forced to remember their love, their smiles, their jokes with no answers or justice being served for their murders. Statistics show that in the United States an Indigenous women goes missing or is murdered every 3 days... 
Our Relative Sharing Her Story
By: Trudie Jackson ( Diné )

American Indian transgender women and sexual violence is a topic that is often left out of conversations addressing any form of violence due to the gender binary of social construct introduced by colonizers. While transgender women of color face all forms of violence due to their gender identity and/or sexual orientation, it is unfortunate in 2019 that over 13 Transgender women of color have been to victims to violence. The majority are of African American descent, but any human life is precious...
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June 2019 DONORS
Candice English
Daniel Andrade
Lucy Del Barga
Tosin Sanusi
Michael Coen
Uba Backonja
Keith & Mary Pryor
Kathryn Harris
Bridget Peterson
Shawn Jackinsky
Cody Murtaugh
Erin Briggs
Amanda Voss
Joe Cardillo
Ani Auld
Valerie R. Adams
July 30, 2019
Community Conversations Book Club Meeting

Red Planet Books and Comics
1002 Park Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Open to Community!

Upcoming Readings:
July 30, 2019
2019 World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Join the New Mexico Human Trafficking Taskforce as they create Pathways to Safety and create awareness of human trafficking in our New Mexico Communities.
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 .
July 10 - 13, 2019
Navajo Farmer Rancher Congress Conference and Mini-Agricultural Youth Camp
June 20, 2019
Free Screening
Amá (Mother)
July 31, 2019
Native Youth on the Move Invites You all to "Day of Play"
July 13, 2019
40th Uranium Tailings Spill Commemoration
August 15, 2019
Recognizing & Responding to the Impact of Childhood Trauma
July 18, 2019
Free Film Screening:
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