September 2020 Newsletter
We are living through an extraordinary time of COVID-19 and our communities fighting for justice and equality. The 2020 census is more than just a population count it is an opportunity to shape the future of our communities. Census data determines how much funding communities get for essential public services like health care, education, housing emergency services including domestic violence shelters and sexual assault programs.  Funding our communities are entitled to per treaty agreements. 
This election season, your voice is needed to guide our efforts to stop violence against Native women, children, and community. We are in a unique position to witness the impacts that law and policy have on survivors and tribal communities. We identity gaps in how the systems are or are not meeting out needs. It is the voices of our communities, and the strength of our womxn, children, relatives and survivors that shape our priorities and approach.  
We recognize the challenges that come with completing the 2020 census and registering to vote as we are practicing physical distancing and trying to keep our loved ones healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The barriers that COVID-19 has created to participate in the 2020 census and the upcoming election season are disproportionally felt by survivors and communities of color, whose voices and stories guide our efforts to end domestic violence and sexual violence on election day.  
That’s why this whole month of September, CSVANW is committed to encouraging, empowering and supporting survivors’ and Native communities’ access to their right to vote and participate in the 2020 census.  
Join us as we imagine and create a safe and just future for our communities. Together, let’s get counted in the 2020 census and register to vote to reclaim our community! 
#ReclaimOurCommunity #2020Census #BeCounted #NativeVote 
CSVANW Continues to Deliver PPEs to Tribal Communities and to CSVANW members
Evelyn F. Naranjo is from the Pueblo of San ILdefonso. She is the advocate volunteer chair person for Local Collaborative 18 Behavior Health for the * Northern Pueblos. During the Covid-19 lockdown, she had a thought and a vision of what LC 18 can do to help the Pueblo people. She began care packages to distribute to 6 families within the 8 Northern Pueblos which is a total of 48 families. on August 4, 2020, CSVANW provided LC 18 with 48 adult cloth masks, 30 children cloth masks, 50 disposable masks, 1 large box of women's sanitary pads, (ct.88) and 1 large box of tampons (ct. 96). Photographed is Evelyn Naranjo and Tiffany Jiron meeting at the Kewa Gas Station.
August 5, 2020 CSVANW's Advocate Coordinator met Chastity Sandoval at our office to pick up PPE for her program and for Jicarilla. Chastity is a victim advocate from the Nambe Pueblo under the Healthy Families Services Program. She will be making the trip to Jicarilla to deliver 100 face masks and packages of wipes. Her program also received 100 face masks, wipes, and half a box of women's menstrual products.
CSVANW donated to Indigenous Women's Rising for the care kits they are sending out to Tribal communities nation wide. We supported by providing Tampons, pads and masks.Pictured is Rachel from IWR, Angel, Cheyenne, and Tiffany.
The Coalition to Stop Violence made a delivery to Sexual Assault Service of Northwest New Mexico last week. We continue to stand in awe and support of the essential victim advocates who are working tirelessly to create safety for our women and children. Thank you to our member organization SASNWNM for everything you do!
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Honor the Voices of our Ancestors and Exercise Your Rights
By: Tiffany Jiron, CSVANW Advocate Coordinator 
As a young Indigenous woman growing up in Isleta Pueblo raised by my grandmother, I didn’t talk much about registering to vote for presidential or state elections. I only participated in tribal elections every two years when our governors and tribal council memberswere voted in. As early as I can remember, I always heard members of my family say, “What for? Why should we vote for the next president? They don’t do nothing for us anyway. These congress men don’t care about us.” These are common and valid sentiments expressed amongst our Native communities, a result of many years of harm and distrust by the failure of the U.S. government to uphold treaty obligations and maintain healthy and respectful relationships with tribal Nations. 
August 2020 DONORS
Kristin Macapagal
Jessica Lahr
Mara Gladstone
Ariella Hertz
Sallie Hoefer
Alexis Reddington
Jordan Marie Daniel
Paul Baxendale
Katie Sandler
Sally Glidehaus
Songoli Umeh
Erica Jessen
Caroline Young
Melissa Vitolo
Shannon McLaughlin
Caroline Sossaman
Terry Hosaka
Jessi Moore
Dianne Kotsonis
Beth Anne Yahne
Rebecca Seatle
Erin Viola
Lisa Pichitino
Nicole Sharp
Holli Blake
Meena Satnarain
Toli Tate
Jasmine Glass
Gabrielle Krueger
Thomas Sadoski
Erin Dobbs
Hannah Bausch
Sarah Schuessler
Richard Koenig
Shawn Jackinsky
Justin Brundy
Emily Schafsteck
Bethany Prausa
Patrick Hurst
Kelly Craige
Nathaniel Healy
Kerry Skiff
Elizabeth Lovecraft
Stephanie Jasso
Coral Carson
Emily Stier
Justina Lee
Kevin Norman
Joanna Bak
Holly Knouff
Stella Miller
Mary Parmenter
Natalie Malter
April Ballard
Sharon Tseng
Matt Wilcox
Katrina Ravipati
Kayla Effner
Kathleen Lizotte
Jennifer Haber
Sara Delman
Sarah Gilbert
Rachael Warren
Rachel Castro
Erin Briggs
Abigail Jones
Sharon Hoard
Amanda Voss
Wes Shifrin
Danielle Yagodich
Alisha Patel
Jonathan Driskell
Cheryl Zoeller
John and Rosemary Thompson
Eddie Silva
Emily Galer
Frances Burtness-Adams
Kate Hefferan
Trista Krone
Margaret Bullis
Grace Marlier
Cassandra Lohrstorfer
Justyn Gourdin
Marlee Brewer
Alea Stephen
Madison Green
Marin Herlinger
Sierra Landrum
Lily Kot
Kiana Brown
Christin Licata
Kaitlyn Hatch
Daniel Jolliff
Trishna Gurung
Tia Tyler
Kelley Whitmore
Georgia Day
Katherine Gladhart-Hayes
Liza Purdy
Grace Johnson
Liz Mick
Tracey Grassham
Josephine Nower
Alexa Evans
Isbah Raja
Katherine Brandhuber
We’re Still Here Redfern
Barbara Deppman
Casey Gonzalez
Rebekah Ujdur
Keith and Mary Pryor
Uba Backonja
Mackenzie Morgan
Rebecca Steele
Nora Hazlett
Tess Bjorksten
Miriam Drapkin
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
September 15, 17, 22, and 24, 2020
Virtual - Zoom
Applications are still open!
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. 

Encourage your youth to apply today!
Save the Date
40-Hour Advancing Advocacy Training
November 5-7, 2020

Information on registration will be made soon.
The 15th Annual Government-to-Government Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation will be held onOctober 27 – 30, 2020, through four afternoon sessions conductedonline via Zoom, a platform for video conferencing and online meetings. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 national emergency, the Department of Justice has determined that an online consultation is the best means to protect the safety and health of tribal leaders and others who usually attend the consultation in person.

The purpose of the Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation is to solicit recommendations from tribal leaders on the following three topics:
  • Enhancing the safety of American Indian and Alaska Native women from domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking;
  • Strengthening the federal response to the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking; and,
  • Administering funds and programs for tribal governments established by the original Violence Against Women Act and subsequent legislation. 

The Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) will be sending out consultation framing papers and briefing materials along with OVW’s updated report on the status of 2019 consultation recommendations in September. More information about the consultation will be available soon at:
Operation Lady Justice Announces Virtual Tribal Consultations

The Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, also known as Operation Lady Justice, announces the upcoming series of Tribal consultations under Executive Order 13898. The Executive Order requires the Task Force to “conduct appropriate consultations with Tribal governments on the scope and nature of the issues regarding missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives.” While the Task Force had plans in place for a robust schedule of consultations and listening sessions in various locations in Indian country and elsewhere beginning in March, postponement of those sessions was required by the current public health crisis. Therefore, the Task Force has established a series of Tribal consultations to be held virtually. The sessions are regional, based on Bureau of Indian Affairs regions. The schedule, link to register, Dear Tribal Leader letter and framing paper are available on the Operation Lady Justice website; utilize the link provided in the red box below to view all of the information and register.

Confirmed Dates and Times
September 4th, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern
  • BIA Pacific Region First session – Virtual Consultation via WebEx.

September 8th, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern                   
  • BIA Pacific Region Second Session – Virtual Consultation via WebEx.

September 10th, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Eastern                                      
  • BIA Alaska Region First Session – Virtual Consultation via WebEx.

September 14th, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern                  
  • BIA Alaska Region Second Session – Virtual Consultation via WebEx.

September 17th, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern          
  • Final session for any leader who could not make their scheduled Regional Session via WebEx.
Pueblo Action Alliance
September Overview
Police Report Writing in Tribal Domestic and Sexual Assault Crimes
September 21, 2020
9:00am PT, 10:00am MT, 11:00am CT, 12:00pm ET

Join on September 21st, 2020 for this free law enforcement training on "Report Writing in Tribal Domestic and Sexual Violence Cases." Dr. James D. Diamond, Dean of Academic Affairs at the National Tribal Trial College, will provide practical tips on documenting witness and suspect statements, overcoming hearsay, and diagramming the crime scene to increase successful prosecution and conviction rates. This one hour course is sponsored by the Office on Violence Against Women, United States Department of Justice and may enable participants to earn one hour of free Continuing Legal Education [CLE] or Continuing Education Units [CEU] in their jurisdiction.
Youth Activist Opportunity: 
 Fall 2020 Solidarity Semester

Building Movement Project’s work on movement building includes trainings, education, and resources. We are excited to announce a new movement education opportunity taking place in the fall of 2020. 

SolidarityIs, hosted at Building Movement Project, is launching a one-month online movement education program for young activists (aged 18-25) that will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning on September 15th and ending on October 15th, 2020.

HIV 101 For Indigenous Communities
Every Wednesday in September
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