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Schatz, Murkowski Lead Bipartisan National
Native American Heritage Month Resolution

Nov 3, 2021 | Courtesy of
U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), vice chairman of the Committee, introduced a Senate resolution recognizing November 2021 as National Native American Heritage Month.

“Every November we observe Native American Heritage Month to celebrate Native Hawaiian, American Indian, and Alaska Native peoples and their diverse cultures, achievements, and contributions,” said Chairman Schatz. “I am honored to lead this year’s Senate resolution alongside Vice Chairman Murkowski recognizing this important month and remain committed to upholding our trust and treaty responsibilities to Native communities across our nation.”

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Many thanks...
to everyone who participated in and contributed to our 2021 Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) Fundraiser.

This year funds were raised for our Emergency Client Needs Funds which allow us to assist victims with unique needs when grants or partner agencies are unable.

Thank you Kodiak Daily Mirror for such a great story that helped increase interest and thank you to Matson for pledging a dollar for dollar fundraiser match to help increase community contributions and additional funds far above and beyond our initial goal of $7,500.
Finally, a multitude of thanks goes to each and every donor that helped make this one of the most successful KWRCC fundraisers in recent years.

Contributions came through checks, Facebook, and PayPal and through a surrogate fundraiser hosted by Million Recipes.

The current fundraiser total has to date brought in
Volunteer & Partner Appreciation
KWRCC would like to express thanks to the USCG North Pacific Regional Fisheries Training Center Volunteers who visited us in October to complete all sorts of tasks on our To-Do List. Among some of the tasks
completed by the North Pacific RFTC volunteers were to assemble new furniture for our new support group & training space, put our new raised bed garden to bed for the winter, clean up our storage shed and the outside of the shelter, and other manual labor we needed assistance with.
We would also like to give thanks to all of our local partners and Kodiak Furniture for making our new support group & training space possible.
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We are here to support victims, their families, and the community in every way we can and KWRCC continues to provide all of our domestic violence and sexual assault services. Our shelter, offices and Donation Room remain open for those in need of assistance.
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President: Heidi Barret-McNerney
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