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March is Women's History Month 

March is Women's History Month, and the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women kicked off the month with a candlelight vigil event, " Honoring our Indigenous Sisters." This community event brought out more than 75 people to share prayers, songs, dancing and words in honor of our Indigenous women who have been affected by violence. Our goal at CSVANW this month is to celebrate our Native women's collective resiliency and empower their legacies. Join us on our social media!  
Women's History Month is a month for reflection, to reflect on the contributions and legacies that our women have made to our nations. Throughout the month, we hope that you will take some time to reflect, honor and celebrate the resilient legacies of our mothers, our grandmothers, our ancestors and our little ones yet to come... for they create the life and breath within each of us. 



CSVANW was honored to be invited to US Attorney's Office (District of New Mexico)'s Luncheon to address the Violence Against Women Act + its impact on communities of color with invited guest speaker, Alexandria V. Taylor, Executive Director for the Valencia Shelter Services in New Mexico. With a moving and articulate introduction offered by US Attorney Damon Martinez, Ms. Taylor took the podium to share words that were both inspirational and motivating. Ms. Taylor eloquently addressed the s ystematic violence that is often institutionalized in communities of color and how the collective movement of addressing violence against women, of all races, is beginning to create positive change in policies through a multi-disciplinary approach towards coordinated community response. She spoke at length of the tribal provisions of VAWA and the relationship that our US Attorney's office has strengthened with our NM tribal communities. "It takes everyone to ensure our communities are safe."

Did you know that March 7th is the anniversary of the tribal provisions being added the Violence Against Women Act? On March 7, 2013, President Obama signed into law the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which included provisions for tribal governments to protect Native women. Let us reflect and celebrate the milestones that have been made to increase the public safety of our Native women so far. For more information about the tribal provisions of VAWA CLICK HERE!

March 3rd, 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.

March 18th, 2016 
CSVANW Board & Member Meeting
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Chacon Room
2401 12th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

April 4-8, 2016 
Advancing Advocacy: CSVANW's 40-Hour Core Advocacy Training 
Hilton Garden Inn- Uptown
6510 America's Pkwy NE
Albuquerque, NM
  March 9-10th, 2016
Native Voices Showcase: Benefit for the Albuquerque Indian Center
Warehouse 508
Albuquerque, NM
For more info

March 15- 18, 2016
Advocacy in Action 
Hyatt Regency Tamaya
For More Info

March 23-25th, 2016
NAVA: Building Power in Native Communities 
ABQ Convention Center 
Albuquerque, NM
For more info

April 12-13, 2016 
Protecting our Children from Violence 
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
For more info!
2016 New Mexico State Community-Based Domestic Violence Services RFP!
RFP 60-690-16-13376
The purpose of the Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit sealed proposals to establish a contract through competitive negotiations for the procurement of comprehensive prevention and intervention domestic violence services for the CYFD target populations that are in accordance with nationally recognized best and/or promising practices. CYFD's priority for services is to meet state and federal funding requirements under the Federal Violence Prevention and Services Act while providing a comprehensive service mix statewide and ensuring a fair distribution of funds within urban and rural areas. For more info! 
CSVANW can help your tribal DV program with application preparation and letters of support!  
CSVANW'S 3rd Annual Tribal Leaders Summit
June 21-22, 2016
Sandia Resort & Casino
The 3rd Annual Tribal Leaders Summit will be held at the Sandia Resort & Casino. Please mark your calendars! Announcements and registration will be sent out this month! 
JULY 20-23, 2016
The 5th Annual Native Youth Summit will be held at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa on July 20-23, 2016. Flyers and Registration will be released in the next month. Stay tuned! 

New CSVANW Partnerships!! 
CSVANW is now collaborating with our AMAZING community partners at CYFD and First Nations Community HealthSource! We are EXCITED!! Several CSVANW staff were able to work for an afternoon with our Native youth at YDDC, New Mexico's largest youth detention facility. CSVANW used the time to discuss healthy relationships, dating violence and ways of using traditional values to drive our decision-making so that we each are empowered to make positive healthy choices in the future. With a mission focused on stopping violence and advocating for social change, work like this drives CSVANW to find creative ways to support and empower our Native youth in breaking the cycle of violence and to be change agents for their communities... because within each of us, is the power to break the cycle. 
CSVANW will be back at YDDC in March! Be sure to check out our Facebook page to catch our latest news and happenings! 

Dan Lucero (Taos Pueblo)
Secretary for Taos Pueblo

"As part of the CSVANW Board of Directors, I have been given the opportunity to be a part of a dynamic organization that seeks to make a difference in Native people's lives. Domestic violence, along with other abusive behaviors are not a part of who we are as people. CSVANW provides a way for Native people to be actively involved in a positive change toward a healthier tomorrow. I am proud to be on the Board for CSVANW."

Click here! To learn about CSVANW's Board of Directors
Devona Bradford (Zuni Pueblo)
CSVANW Sexual Assault Project Coordinator

"I enjoy being part of a team of strong Native women who are truly making an impact for NM tribal communities!"

New CSVANW Position Openings!! 
CSVANW is led by passionate, distinguished and highly committed individuals working to collectively address violence against Native women and children. Each staff plays a complementary role to CSVANW and are committed to operating with the utmost integrity, accountability and responsibility to CSVANW's stakeholders. CSVANW is proud to have leaders who are passionate field experts with proven experience in advocacy, support, technical assistance and training.

CSVANW seeks two highly organized, self-motivated and passionate individuals to join our CSVANW Team. Must be reliable and have the ability to work both collaboratively and creatively with a team of professionals. For more info!

Native Youth Coordinator 
CSVANW's Native Youth Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Coalition's capacity building of tribal
domestic violence Native youth programs by supporting innovative and developmentally-appropriate Native youth prevention efforts and resources. The Native Youth Coordinator will lead the development and implementation of comprehensive prevention strategies and response to teen dating violence, promoting healthy relationships and work to support New Mexico's tribal community early intervention efforts. The Native Youth Coordinator will bring together diverse voices and perspectives, inspiring new and strategic alliances to meet the needs of diverse Native youth exposed to and/or experiencing domestic violence. Strategies to achieve this occur through provision of training and technical assistance to tribal domestic violence programs, outreach to and leadership development of Native youth, and coordination/collaboration with the programs and agencies that engage children and families to prevent and intervene in domestic violence and other forms of abuse.

Bachelor's degree in Education, Human Development, Prevention and/or a social science field plus two (2) years of directly related experience preferably working in a non-profit capacity or with tribal entities. An equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience may be substituted.

Membership and Outreach Coordinator
CSVANW's Membership and Outreach Coordinator is responsible for coordinating CSVANW's external communications and engaging with CSVANW me mbership and key community stakeholders across the state in a relationship building role for the Coalition. Position largely accountable for coordinating membership, community outreach, the Coalition's social media presence, public relations and developing the Coalition's external communication strategies. Additionally, provides strategic and creative membership recruitment and retention that support the mission, goals, and objectives of CSVANW.
Bachelor's degree in marketing, communication, journalism, and/or a social science field plus two (2) years of directly related experience preferably working in a non-profit capacity or with tribal entities. An equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience may be substituted.

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Executive Director

Training & Development Manager

Membership & Outreach Coordinator

Sexual Assault Project Coordinator

Program Assistant

Program Support Specialist

Native Youth Project Coordinator

Volunteer Support

CSVANW Intern from Native American Community Academy