DECEMBER 2018

Every day spent with family and friends is a gift.

This is so true for us here at the NAAV. We look back fondly at the community events that we have organized throughout the year. We are so grateful to everyone that attended and participated in an effort to reduce violence against Indian women in Oklahoma.

We are also reflecting on all the hard work done by our friends and relatives at the tribal domestic violence/sexual assault programs. They have worked diligently throughout the entire year to bring the best possible service to the ones that need it the most.

We wish you all a very merry holiday season and a happy new year!
NEWS FOR NATIVES
BURLAP CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Adult survivors who are looking for support and connections with others are invited to participate in the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Family Violence Prevention Program monthly groups. The next group will be held on Dec. 13th in the Okmulgee area. They will be making holiday wreaths.

If interested, please contact the MCNVFPP office at 918-732-7979 for more information
TALKING CIRCLE: ORNAMENT MAKING
Thursday, December 13, 2018
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

You are invited to create Christmas ornaments and discuss a trauma-focused holiday survival guide. The circle will be led by Patricia Burt with Healing Hearts & Minds Counseling.

Call the Kaw Nation Family Trauma Healing Center for more information: 580-716-8156
FREE TRAINING
Friday, January 11, 2019
8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Citizen Potawatomi Nation
1702 South Gordon Cooper Drive Shawnee, OK, 74801

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation House of Hope invites you to participate in a free training aimed at teaching attendees about:

-domestic violence dynamics
-self defense/dominant aggressor
-trauma informed interviewing
-strangulation
-lethality assessments

You must register to attend by emailing Darian Towner at darian.towner@potawatomi.org or by calling 405-878-4673
STRANGULATION & HEAD INJURY PRESENTATION
January 18, 2019
Bartlesville, OK
1:00 PM-4:00 PM

The Delaware Tribe of Indians will be hosting a free class on strangulation & head injuries. The presentation is for advocates, police, legal professionals, and anyone that wants to know about the severity of this problem, what to look for, and how to help victims. Please RSVP to Rebecca Thompson at: rthompson@delawaretribe.org
2019 SAAM & MMIW EVENTS

We would like to announce two hosts for the NAAV's upcoming free community outreach events:

The Sexual Assault Awareness Month event in April is called the Gathering of Voices: Addressing Sexual Assault in Indian Country. This event will be hosted by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Family Violence Prevention Program.

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe Family Violence Prevention and Services will be hosting our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women event in May.
NATIVE MODELS WANTED

The NAAV is looking to update our photos for brochures, our website/digital media, and presentations. If you know of someone that might be interested in volunteering to have their picture taken, send us an email or write a quick message to us on social media.
ANNOUNCING NEW HIRE: NAAV MENTORING ATTORNEY

We are excited to announce Shandi Campbell as our new NAAV Mentoring Attorney. Campbell is licensed to practice law in the State of Oklahoma as well as eight tribal courts. Among her many accomplishments she has:
  • been practicing law since 2009
  • co-authored an article on the topic of sexual assault laws in Oklahoma Indian Country
  • served as the staff attorney for the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma civil-legal program
  • assisted on a national report on sex offender registration in Indian Country
  • served as the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Enid
  • served as a contract attorney for the NAAV CIRCLE Project
Campbell works from a core belief that victims are entitled to comprehensive and holistic
civil-legal representation that focuses on safety, client autonomy, and competent navigation of
jurisdictions and forums.
DELAWARE TRIBE: NOW HIRING DV ADVOCATE

TO APPLY
Fill out application (click here to download) with resume attached and turn in to the Human Resource Department by walk in, email or regular mail. They will be accepting applications from Dec 2018 through Jan 2019.

Human Resource Department
5100 Tuxedo Blvd.
Bartlesville, OK 74006
The NAAV got a visit from Santa last year and we got just exactly what we asked for... Wonderful allies in Oklahoma that continue to encourage and defend Native American women.