September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month!

In honor of campus safety for our Tribal Colleges, the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women has reached out to our amazing Tribal Colleges across the state of New Mexico and have provided educational sessions and resource information on sexual violence, dating violence and stalking.  


Tribal Colleges (TC) are culturally unique to many tribal communities because it affords first generation students the opportunity to begin their educational journey close to home before they transfer to a mainstream university. Unfortunately, like other campuses, it can also be a place where sexual violence occurs. So what is CSVANW doing to bringing awareness to campus safety for our Native students? We are providing educational presentations, awareness and outreach to our Tribal Colleges in our service area!

We have 4 tribal colleges in our region: the Institute of American Indian Arts, Navajo Technical University, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute and Dine College. 
According to the Campus Sexual Assault Study, one in five women has been sexually assaulted while in college. While this study is a national study, the statistic for Native women on Tribal College campuses are higher. CSVANW understands the importance in being involved and engaged with our Tribal Colleges.  

Our very own CSVANW Sexual Assault Coordinator, Devona Bradford, has worked compassionately with college students, campus advocates, security personnel, teachers and the TC presidents, in providing technical assistance to address the high rates of campus sexual assaults. Within the past year, Devona has develop a partnership with theTribal Colleges and currently sits on the University of new Mexico's S.M.A.R.T. team. Devona believes in building meaningful relationship with Tribal Colleges in order to provide life saving resources and support for the students to pursue their studies in a safe environment.

Check out the National Network to End Domestic Violence's website for more information about School Safety tips!
CSVANW Happenings!  
#CSVANWTeam crossed the Resilience Run 2016 finish line! 
Jana Pfeiffer
With the weather just right,  #CSVANWTeam crossed the Resilience Run 2016 finish line excitedly! Running along with community members is  CSVANW's vision for healthy Native people and bringing awareness to stopping violence!
The running path trailed through...

To read more about Jana's blog, click below.

Women's Equality Day was POWERFUL!
CSVANW was at the Women's Equality Day at the Albuquerque Plaza on August 25, 2016! The Southwest Women's Law Center event was to commemorate the 96th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, the Constitutional guarantee that gave women the right to vote! 
There were certified voter registration agents on site to help Albuquerque's citizens to become registered to vote for the upcoming November 8th elections!  #CSVANW #WomensEqualitydayNM  #Vote  #SWLC


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September 14, 2016 
Working with Offenders: Integrated Approaches to Working with Native American Offenders
Los Duranes Community Center
2920 Leopoldo Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

September 15, 2016 
New Mexico Tribal Task-force on Human Trafficking
New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation, 6200 Uptown Blvd, NE, Suite 210 Albuquerque, NM 87110
Contact: Kim Benally (505) 243-9914

September 29, 2016 
Sexual Violence in New Mexico: Protecting our most sacred
Los Greigos Community Center  
1231 Candelaria Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107 
October 7th, 2016 
CSVANW Board & Member Meeting
Albuquerque Community Foundation, 624 Tijeras Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

October 18, 2016
New Mexico Advocate Meeting  
Convening our Tribal/ State/ Federal Victim Advocates and Witness Coordinators
Bosque Retreat Center
6400 Coors Blvd NW Albuquerque, NM

October 24-28, 2016 
Advancing Advocacy: CSVANW's 40-Hour Core Advocacy Training 
Hilton Garden Inn- Uptown 
6510 America's Pkwy NE
Albuquerque, NM  

October 22, 2016
Honoring our 20yrs of service to our New Mexico's Tribal Communities
Contact CSVANW AT 505-243-9199

CSVANW'S 1st Annual #iwillRUNforher
October 15, 2016
Location: TBA

The 1st Annual #iwillRUNforher will have more information to come! Please mark your calendars! Announcements and registration will be sent out this month! 

September 20, 2016
The Bernalillo County District Attorney Candidate Forum  will be held at the Hispanic Cultural Center on September 20, 2016, from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. The community forum is open to the public! Please join us for questions and answers form candidate Raúl Torrez!


September 7-9, 2016
24th Annual Four Corners Conference
Isleta Hotel and Conference Center

September 8, 2016
NMCADV 6th Annual Community Heroes Awards 
Bonnie Dallas Senior Center
109 E La Plata St
Farmington, NM 87401

NM Crime Victims' Reparation Commission-Compensation Training
Bureau of Indian Affairs

October 29, 2016
Breaking the Cycle: Empowering Resources that work

October 15, 2016
Isleta Health Fair 
Pueblo of Isleta health building 

National Indigenous Women's Resource Center is HIRING! 
Current Vacancies

The NIWRC is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

Open Vacancies for StrongHearts Native Helpline:

The Department of Justice's Annual Tribal Consultation is now open for registration! 
Palm Springs, California
 December 5-9, 2016

Let's support Haven House initiatives!
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! CSVANW supports all our community members initiatives to bring awareness! The Major Barbecue is on Thursday, October 13, 2016, from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at Haynes Park. The Children's Fun Run is on Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 9:30am - 11:30am at Lincoln Middle School, football field. 

CSVANW seeking support to expand our office
Join the #IMPACT 
Deleana Otherbull 

In the last year alone, the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women grew from a team of three to a team of eight- the largest team that the organization has had in its 20-year history. With the continued growth of the organization, new opportunities, and the organization's need to expand their offices to accommodate additional staff, CSVANW is looking to it's communities and partners for help.
 To read more about Deleana's blog, click below!
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#DearNativeYouth You AMAZE me:
Thoughts on the 2016 Native Youth Summit 
Keioshiah Peter 
This past summer the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women held its 5th annual Native Youth Summit in Santa Ana Pueblo Territory at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya. We only had roughly four days with the young leaders in total but it was definitely enough to ignite the fire amongst many of our youth attendees to go forth into their own Native communities and work to break the cycle of violence. Not only were their narratives and personality strong and filled with a sense of community, each of them continually inspired me through their demeanor and resiliency that they carried with themselves throughout the duration of the Native Youth Summit.
To read more about Keioshiah's blog, click below!
CSVANW is growing!
With the changing season coming fast, CSVANW is looking forward to the new changes too! We have a new Office Coordinator, Angel Thomas coming on board with the team. With a growing team to meet the needs of our New Mexico's Tribal communities, CSVANW has plans to move into a new office space within the next month. The team looks forward to expanding and passionately providing their help.

Angel Thomas
CSVANW Office Coordinator

Angel Thomas is from Laguna Pueblo. She holds an AA in Communication from the University of Hawaii. She comes to CSVANW from a corporate background where as a retail store manager she trained, organized, and developed her staff, managed profit gains, and facilitated non-profit efforts...

Read her bio
Hedi Todacheene (Navajo)
CSVANW Board Member 

"Serving on the Board of Directors for CSVANW is an honor because I have the opportunity to work with highly motivated and talented professionals to address violence against Native women and children in New Mexico. More importantly, by addressing these issues we can continue to advance existing resources to help those who need it the most within our community."

Click here! To learn about CSVANW's Board of Directors
In June, we welcomed our newest volunteerto our #CSVANW team. Britney King is Diné and Chippewa-Cree from Churchrock, NM. In 2010, she received her B.A. in Studio Arts from the University of New Mexico. She hopes to combine her knowledge of experimental media with her studies in feminism in order help the CSVANW, while gaining knowledge of community-based activism in the Indigenous community. She is currently working alongside our Native Youth Coordinator on media-based promotional material for our youth initiatives.

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CSVANW Board of Directors 

Executive Director for PeaceKeepers of ENIPC
Board Chair

Tribal Secretary for Taos Pueblo
Board Treasurer

VOICES Program Manager
Board Member

Executive Director for H.E.A.L.
Board Secretary

Board Member


Executive Director

Training & Development Manager

Membership & Outreach Coordinator

Sexual Assault Project Coordinator

Office Coordinator

Program Assistant

Native Youth Coordinator