November 2020 Newsletter
November is Native American Heritage Month and it is a time to honor and celebrate the strength, resiliency and kinship of our Native peoples and communities. This year, we want to reaffirm that our strength and resiliency as Indigenous people is rooted in the strength of our kinship relationships. Our relationships to one another, the land and all life will always be our greatest protection.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our tribal communities we want to remind everyone to continue to wear your mask, wash your hands, practice physical distancing, stay home (if you can), and to check in on your relatives.

We are in this together!
CSVANW Continues to Deliver PPEs to Tribal Communities and to CSVANW members

With covid numbers on the rise, CSVANW is continuing social distancing practices to provide PPE to the Esperanza Shelter. Thank you members and advocates for following our new contactless pick up protocol for PPE. Thank you for all that you for our communities.
Thank You For Joining CSVANW’s
I Will Run for Her Virtual Run
Thank you for CSVANW in our 5th Annual CSVANW “I Will Run for Her” 5K! We are overjoyed to share we had over 381 participants and so many of you have engaged and shared your run, jog or walk with us for our first ever virtual run! It was so beautiful to see our community come together virtually and from our respective homelands to bring awareness to Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Our deepest gratitude to everyone who ran with intention, shared their story and who they were running for.
DVAM #PurpleThursday 
CSVANW and members wore purple in conjunction for Purple Thursday to show support for Survivors, to raise awareness & take a stand against domestic violence in our Native communities. Join us! #DVAM #WeSeeYou #PurpleThursday
CSVANW Joins 2020 Government-to-Government Tribal Consultation
CSVANW joined the 15th Annual 2020 Government-to-Government Tribal Consultation virtually. CSVANW listened in to hear tribal leaders, tribal members, and designated governmental representatives give testimonies on how the federal representatives can enhance safety of Native women in our tribal communities. CSVANW also had a virtual resource table to share our resources and services to all attendees. 

CSVANW was able to deliver PPE for the staff and community of Shiprock Dept of Family Services. Thank you Cliff and Ruthie for your work.
CSVANW joined the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives - Public Meeting, “Elevating Youth and LGBTQ2S Voices” hosted by NM Indian Affairs Department. 
Working with Native Survivors of Sex Trafficking
October 28 & 29, 2020
In this 2-day training, CSVANW provided in-depth information on effective strategies for identifying and responding to Native women and children being trafficked in New Mexico's tribal communities. The training provided: an overview of victim rights and laws, including federal and state laws; introduction to understanding cultural humility when working with Native survivors; explored strategies for improving response and coordination among tribal, state, and federal service agencies; and provided ways to support victims and survivors through safety planning and follow up protocol.
Nambé Youth Panel
October 21, 2020

Our CSVANW Native Youth Coordinator, Jovita Belgarde, gave an educational presentation on the meaning of consent to the Nambe Youth Council. They learned about what consent is, what it looks like, how to ask for consent and how to recognize when consent is unclear
Our Advocate Coordinator Tiffany Jiron was invited to participate on the NMCADV Advocacy Café Webinar on October 20, 2020. Panelists featured were direct services providers and advocates who are working while also parenting and managing school and kids at home. Together they each shared their own personal stories hoping to empower and share strategies for other advocates. 

Tiffany Jiron was also a part of the Pojoaque Pueblo Behavioral Health Panel discussion on October 21, 2020. The important discussion was how advocates are continuing to support domestic violence and elder abuse survivors during the pandemic.  
The Change Band Raises $5K for CSVANW. Thank you!
October 8, 2020
The band Change held a virtual record release event for their album and invited CSVANW to give a presentation on MMIW. Their record release raised funds for CSVANW. There was a livestream performance, raffle, and Q & A session with CSVANW. Thank you to the band Change for their support and generosity of amplifying CSVANW’s work and movement to stopping violence against our Native womxn and children. 
Build Movement Panel
October 13, 2020
Our Executive Director joined The Building Movement Project for a panel on the impacts of COVID-19 and how it has changed how we live and work. The Building Movement Project surveyed leaders of color early in the pandemic to see how they were dealing with changes and advancing their work. BMP's newly released report, On the Frontlines: People-of-Color Led Nonprofits Confront COVID-19 and Structural Racism, presented the findings from surveys and interviews with leaders of color in New Mexico and nationally. 
Abortion Religious Refusals
October 14, 2020
In October, our Executive Director moderated a panel with our partners at Bold Futures. The panel sought to connect through creativity, and engage with leaders across New Mexico as they discussed their lived experiences. Conversations explored laws surrounding religious exemptions, the Hyde Amendment through Indian Health Service, and the impacts of discrimination on our humanity. 
CSVANW Virtual Member Meeting 
October 23, 2020
CSVANW’s Membership & Communications Dirctor, Marquel Musgraves, held their first membership meeting and it went beautiful. Our member meeting invited Jaymee Bird and Josh Schuyler from OVC’s Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center to share information on their services. And we will had MaryEllen Garcia and Frank Zubia from Crime Victims Reparations Committee present to our members. Together, we are the movement! 
Indigenous Peoples Day 241 Donors Thank you 
This Indigenous Peoples Day, the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women was humbled to receive an overwhelming response from supporters. We are grateful to the 241 individual donors who visited our website and donated in recognition of what we hope will soon be recognized as a national holiday in which we celebrate the history, contributions, and beauty of Indigenous Peoples. As we move toward the end of the year, we invite you to visit our website and donate.
NM ICWA Website launch info
We are excited to announce our team has been working alongside the New Mexico Tribal Indian Child Welfare Act Consortium, NM Children Youth and Families, and Bold Futures on actualizing NM State ICWA. More information Coming Soon and ways to GET INVOLVED.
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October 2020 DONORS
Rebecca Neelis
Sallie Hoefer
Alexis Reddington
Ivan Sims
Fannely Valerio
Isabella Bethke
Songoli Umeh
Laurel Sanders
Trevor Scheck
Katherine Myers
Caroline Young
Donna Jo HopeHill
Kyle Steiner
Caroline Sossaman
Marvelous Spraggins
Reid Gilchrist
Ena Suseth Valladares
Brandon Simes
Jennifer Berg
Shane Heiser
Erin Viola
Lisa Pichitino
Rebecca Seatle
Nicole Sharp
Carly Giffin
RaeAnne Wiseman
Thomas Sadoski
Hannah Bausch
Sarah Schuessler
Kaylee Byram
Richard Koenig
Shawn Jackinsky
Susan Anderson
Simran Arora
Naomi Carrio
Shante Beets
Patrick Hurst
Karen Rain
Kelly Craige
Elizabeth Lovecraft
Emily Stier
Loisse Ledres
James McDonald
Castia Yepa
Miriam Baechle
Kevin Norman
Jessica Frey
Stella Miller
Mary Parmenter
Phoebe Norman
Natalie Malter
Ruturaj Kokate
Marlee Brewer
Christina Giglio
Nicole Garneau
Carrick Owlett
Sarah Hastings
Sarah Gilbert
Rachael Warren
Mary Templeton
Kala Smith
Sean Yeager
Deirdre Coughlin
Kayla Faulkner
Rachel Castro
Idris Goodwin
Zachary Sluser
Yolanda B
Erin Briggs
Moonshine Shorey
Gregory Virtel
Solange Acosta
Khristian Burkhart
Julie Jones
Michael Dalrymple
Heather Pope
Holly Walters
Danikquia Starks
Cassandra Nikac
Arpita Appannagari
Kerry Pieri
Sarah Pozek
Haley Peterson
Blythe Terry
Ailih Weeldreyer
Justin Twist
Allyson Larcom
Liza Bley
Daniel Glass
Vanessa Bennett
Staci Willis
Katie Berger
Katherine Guevara
Colleen Hughes
Olivia Kelliher
Darcy Hill
Lauren Hummel
Delaney Estes
Susan Cushman
Madeline Riester
Harleigh Schumacher
Onna Brewer
Lee Coleman
Eric Simon
Savannah Martincic
Ali Jablonski
Vanessa Stevens
Tierra Leonard
Colleen Roth
Megan Rodgers
Erin Gregory
Alaina Bolieau
Libby McCoy
Kayla Dorris
Anne Millhauser
Will Stolarski
Mikayla Joffe
Abigail Roberts
Annamarie Mohsen
Lorin Devine
Ashley Deng
Allison Hoden
Carissa Barry Moilanen
Kassi Knopp
Amanda Voss
Casey Scieszka
Elizabeth Watt
Lisa Mahler
Kelsey Robins
Jenna Lang
Sara Cho
Megan Horner
Agazeet Haile
Zoe Stiefel
Molly Owens
Alexandra Buttitta
Hannah Schafer
Amy Torchiana
Kristin Haughney
Riley Pratt
Alanna Rothstein
Cheryl Warner
Katie DeMatteis
Renae Delucia
Mary Hungerford
Kathleen Golden
Sadie Beam
Jennifer Scanlan
Samantha Kennedy
Denis Flanigan
Anna Siddle
Camron Catt
Payton Sivak
Jennifer Foley
Brian Humenik
Jenna Topper
Karen Hoffman
Lillian Lu
Daniel Auerbach
Sarah Elliott
Alisha Thompson
Antonio Campagna
Judy Amundsen
Lior Gevurtz
Isabel Pliszka
Katie Wehrman
Emma Finnerty
Julie Hackett
Peyton Donley
Sydney King
Abigail Chinski
Sofia Peres
Kristina Sims
Juliana Wheeler
Katie Upchurch
Erin Sage
Maya McDaniel
Beth Batchelder
Alexis Wheeler
Ashley Bisram
Madelaine LaRonde
Justin Howard
Lindsey Mack
Linda Wulforst
Elliott Farquhar
Tomasina Chupco
Natalie Hoffman
Bronwen Houck
MJ McClelland
Madeline Burkett
Mary Grace Sumner
Elizabeth Minahan
Monica Timmons
Jeremy Martin
Wes Shifrin
Isabelle Quintanilla
Natalie Szuter
Kellen Dorio
Kara King
Rachelle Seibolt
Finley Baba
Alice Lesch
Wendy Loomis
Jobim Robinsantos
Emily Greenspan
Lauren Sperry
Angela Mammel
Natalie Malins
Alison Yue
Eric Thorpe
Maria Rago
Harley Cooper
Erica Calabrese
Maria Ali
Thomas DeLuca
Alyssa Hum
Tara Giancaspro
Tom Kollman
Hannah Jacobson
Gabriella Piccolino
Sarah Campisi
Claire Berg
Yazlin Juarez
Rachael Schroan
Hannah Jackson
Meaghan O'Donovan
Sonia Sondheim
Madeline Kidd
Shelby Webb
Trang Le
Paul Bulger
Caitlin Gordon
Sheila Meisky
Jane Huynh
Miriam Israel
Alexis Penney
Jennafer Jackson
Sarai Camacho
Janice Bloom
Valerie Eason
Jordan Osborne
Isaac Slevin
Maya Maloney-Hupert
Morgan H
Harper Baer
Emily Milukas
Monica Heintzman
Halimeda Cronin
Kara Zehner
Lindsay Angel
Jessica Dale
Aishwarya Baratan
Aimee M
Devin Slack
Meg Stanton
Celia Mayfield
Samantha Myrto
Megan Priem
Rebecca Debus
Nicole Miller
Reyna Fa-Kaji
Kelly Duignan
Hunter Parmentier
Dan Chabanov
Kira Fahmy
Tristan Frodelius
Rachel Spears
Ben Rotenberg
Susan Wroblewski
Sophia Dove
Aaron Foreman
Prudence Hayes
Anita Herrmann
Sarah Gregg
Gennesis Sanchez
Cathryn Negri
Chris Ewing-Smith
Kelly Schmaeling
Aubrey Hodapp
Ally Hurd
Karissa Vetsch
Erin Smith
Siana Parks
Tasha Jocz
India How
Hannah Bristol
Noah Triplett
Stephanie Robillard
Hannah Winner
Mallory Howard
Emma Bruno
Nicole Zimmerman
Ellie Carter
Alexa Sorensen
Naz Dickerson
Christie Fite
Christopher Naylor
Phoebe Ou-Yang
Christian DiRado-Owens
Jinine Ramirez Cortez
Gabriel Lasley
Troi Valles
Madison Niehaus
Anna Zull
Maggie Thompson
Delma Hernandez
Emma Hoover
Lydia Klein
Ranna Daud
Rebecca Dill
Becca Sims
Lauren Bernay
Emma Wezeman
Allison Dahl
Sophia E
Jacob Cail
Chrissy Kemling
Sarah Buhlman
Cat Jone
Will Forsythe
Allison Booher
Kathryn Collura
Jeff Frankl
Sara Cail
Kathryn Hart
Erin Schneider
Hannah Combs
Pearl Conley
Celeste Kersey
Marissa Colliflower
Reagan Kimzey
Frankie Buettner
Kathryn Van Meter
George Weiler
Alanna Sullivan
Nawaal Akhwand
Heather Prime
Tess Redman
Alissa Tiernan
Gracie Lamb
Jenna Welsh
Cheryl Zoeller
John Feigelson
Giovahna Battista
Debra Kolodny
Ayesha Malik
Riley Kapfer
Emily Galer
Sarah Linville
Renate Beyer
Sharon Tseng
Frances Burtness-Adams
Joseph Vinyard
Neil Stein
John Sandberg
Sharon Mania
Kendra Bree
Elizabeth Buhmann
Carly Paul
Sophie Becker
Ashby Parmeter
Margaret Bullis
Beth Yahne
Lauren Erickson
Ellis Chen
Charles Jones
Brittany Johnson
Stephanie Thome
Chase Hauser
Melissa Busley
Grace Marlier
Indigenous Intentions
Kendall Kibby-Deck
Alexa Rome
Brenna Quade
Justyn Gourdin
Desiree Neves
Alea Stephen
Madison Green
Marin Herlinger
Sierra Landrum
Maureen Eppler
Elizabeth Theban
Allison Torres
Shannon Powers
Amanda Brown
Alyssa Severeid
Zoe D'Angelo
Christin Licata
Kaitlyn Hatch
Daniel Jolliff
Camilla Canner
Alexandra Pavlidakis
Jordan Kearns
Matthew McKinney
Alice Gerard
Tia Tyler
Karissa Justice
Michael Mancino
Tre McCarthy
Gianpiero Geranio
Katherine Gladhart-Hayes
Liza Purdy
Grace Johnson
Kerri Emmons
Liz Mick
Eliana Kahn
Robert Cheetham
Simon Kassel
Linda Baker
Blaire Postman
Jeffrey Lindsey
Penelope Mainz
Alexa Evans
Isbah Raja
Katherine Brandhuber
Bailey Cousineau
Mackenzie Morgan
Rebecca Steele
Barbara Deppman
Megan Stitt
Keith and Mary Pryor
Tess Bjorksten
Casey Lynch
Danielle Ronkos 
Brandi Grandaw
Danielle Williams
Abby Santiago
Gabriel Rosen
Joel Dundorf
Kristin Macapagal
Amanda Huben
Jani Reetz
Martin Brown
Alexandra Lash
Katie Harris
Tracey Grassham
Jessica Stone
Bridget OConnell
General contributions and donations from individual supporters and organizational partners are essential for CSVANW's sustainability and effectiveness. Your donation helps make it possible for us to cultivate and strengthen our ability to advocate for Native women and children and breaking of cycles of violence.
9th Annual Native Youth Summit
The 9th Annual Native Youth Summit is a series of 1 hour workshops over 4 days and is a powerful leadership development experience that connects, challenges, and cultivates a cohort of 10 Native youth ranging in age from 13 to 17 years old from across the state of New Mexico. Our theme for the summit is Black and Indigenous Solidarity and it will focus on self-awareness and land to strengthen our Tribal communities through the following learning opportunities:

  • Encourage Native youth to work towards strengthening their voice; 
  • Building our Native youth knowledge on the basics of violence prevention so they may share with their relatives in their territories; and,
  • Support Native youth in their building of knowledge to eliminate violence against all of our relatives. 
More information coming soon!
More information coming soon!
October 2020 Advocate of the Month
Tamani Ortiz is an 8 year survivor of domestic violence. She is a Victim Advocate who works for the Santo Domingo Pueblo Office on Violence Against Women Program to advocate and support the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence, stalking, and human trafficking. Tamani received her Victim Advocate certification through the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women in July 2019.

With all that has taken place from COVID-19 and strict pueblo lockdowns it caused her to work from home limiting her ability to assist the community of Santo Domingo physically. However, with her passion to help when and wherever, she organized a distribution for as many children as possible in her Pueblo of San Felipe. She was able to bag and distribute 450 bags filled with activity set, toys, and other items for children to help keep them occupied during this pandemic. Her desire to help her two communities has given her the ambition to do what she can even during times such as these. When she was able to return to work she found herself as the only Victim Advocate for her program. Which has her very determined to coordinate and prepare for a two day event to honor domestic violence awareness this month. COVID has had a tremendous grip on many people in this world, but as an advocate you must remain calm, composed, and be ready to help. The Coalition to Stop Violence Against Women want to recognize Tamani for her love and passion for the Kewa Pueblo and San Felipe Pueblo. Thank you Tamani for your hard work every single day. We honor you and support you.
Webinar Wednesday presenting Sex Trafficking in Indian Country Advocacy Curriculum

The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) in coordination with Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition (MIWSAC) will be hosting a six part webinar series presenting Sex Trafficking in Indian Country: Advocacy Curriculum. 

The Sex Trafficking in Indian Country: Advocacy Curriculum (Curriculum) is designed to introduce information on sex trafficking of Native people, covering topics such as the definition of sex trafficking, red flags, trafficker tactics, screening for sex trafficking, and advocacy roles and responsibilities. 

For more information and to download the curriculum, visit

Webinar Wednesday Series 
November 11: Unit 2 - Identifying and Screening for Sex Trafficking
November 25: Unit 3 - Advocacy for Victims of Sex Trafficking 
December 9: Unit 4 - Legal Advocacy, Part I 
December 23: Unit 4 - Legal Advocacy, Part II
FW: Funding Opportunity from The Allstate Foundation: Emergency Small Grants to Culturally Specific DV Orgs
This information is being forwarded from the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)

To help address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on survivors of color, particularly the ongoing economic challenges, The Allstate Foundation is providing $500,000 to help support domestic violence organizations and the survivors they serve. The Allstate Foundation will provide small, flexible grants to 100 culturally specific domestic violence organizations to offset hardships caused by the pandemic so programs can continue to respond to the urgent needs of survivors. Oversight and implementation of the small grants program will be provided by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). Following the completion of this program, The Allstate Foundation will have provided more than one million dollars in small grants to U.S. domestic violence organizations in response to COVID-19.

For more information about this funding opportunity, click here.
This opportunity is open to culturally specific domestic violence organizations based in the United States (including all states, territories, and tribal lands) serving racial or ethnic minority communities, whose budgets do not exceed $750,000 per year. Organizations will be selected based on their eligibility, demonstrated need for resources, and their ability to use funds to impact the greatest number of survivors of domestic violence.

The application will be available through a SurveyMonkey link that can be accessed at Application deadline is November 10, 2020.

Organizations that were previously awarded funds through the "Small Grants to Support Local Domestic Violence Organizations Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic" funding opportunity in April and May 2020 are not eligible to re-apply. Organizations that previously applied but did not receive funding in April and May 2020 are eligible to re-apply, provided that they meet all applicable eligibility criteria.
Thank you to The Allstate Foundation for providing these rapid relief funds to the field.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please email
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