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February 2019
News for Natives:
Kaw Nation
Family Trauma Healing Center

Join the Kaw Nation Family Trauma Healing Center as they host a watch party that tells the story of a local victim, Janett Reyna. Click the photo to visit the Kaw Nation FTHC Facebook page.
Kaw Nation
Family Trauma Healing Center
Fridays at Kaw Nation Family Trauma Healing Center
Febraury 1 through March 22nd
1:30 pm - 3pm

Visit one or all of these informative Talking Circle events. This program will cover a new topic each session and will run Friday February 1 through March 22nd. Click the photo to see an enlarged image of topics. If you have any questions, please call (580)362--1098.
Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma
Domestic Family Violence Program
Native Awareness Youth Powwow
Saturday, February 2
2pm - 10pm

This gourd and war dance will be a fun night of contests, raffles, and dancing. There is a limited supply of t-shirts for children and youth attending the powwow. Don't forget to stop by the NAAV's booth to say hello!
Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians
Victim Service Program
Wellness Gatherings: Healing Survivors Seek Peace Through Culture and Tradition
Tuesday, February 5 &
Tuesday, February 12th
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Red Rock

10 survivors of domestic violence/sexual assault/stalking/ or teen dating violence will have the chance to create art as well as discuss topics that may help survivors begin to heal. Art therapy will be lead by tribal member, Ted Moore and his two daughters, Jessica Harjo and Erica Moore.

You must register to attend by calling Kayla Burgess at 580-723-4466 ext 182 or Dawn Rowe at 580-723-4466 ext 181
Ponca Tribe of Indians
Domestic Violence Program
Fatherhood & Motherhood is Sacred
Thursday, February 7
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ponca City

These classes are intended to create positive change and build a safe and happy family. The attendees can expect to to increase families and individuals ability to face life’s challenges, build personal character and integrity, become more confident individuals/parents, understand the importance of vision and how powerful it is, and how to use critical thinking skills to explore ideas and solve problems with their family and community.

For more information or to sign up for the classes, call 580-762-3421 or text 580-382-1877.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation House of Hope
VDAY Until the Violence Stops
Thursday, February 7

In order to promote awareness of the violence against women and girls that occurs worldwide and spur action to end the violence, the CPN House of Hope will be hosting a free screening of the documentary, “VDay Until the Violence Stops”. They will follow the screening with a discussion and Q&A with advocates and provide attendees with free popcorn and several giveaways.

A RSVP is not required, but any questions may be directed to darian.towner@potawatomi.org or 405-878-4673
Kaw Nation
Family Trauma Healing Center
Presentation on Teen Dating Violence
Tuesday, February 12

Come to the Kaw Nation Library and Learning Center to hear an entertaining yet informational presentation on Teen Dating Violence.

Please call 580-362-1098 if you have any questions.
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Domestic Violence Program
Safe Teen Dating
Wednesday, February 20
Noon - 1pm

This presentation on safe teen dating will be held in honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month at Canton High School.
Kaw Nation
Family Trauma Healing Center
Teen Dating Event
Wednesday, February 27
6pm - 8pm

There will be free t-shirts, pizza, and giveaways! Kay County Youth groups are encouraged to attend.
Native Alliance Against Violence
Call for art
Deadline: February 11

The NAAV is partnering with Women's Resource Center, The Resonator, and Norman Pride for- Art Against Violence: Orange Party!

We are looking for poetry and art focused around the theme of youth and healthy relationships. Please submit work to emily@wrcweb.net.

The actual event on February 22nd will feature an art show, drag/fashion show, and some musical talents. A flyer for the event will be posted on our Facebook page as soon as everything is finalized.
Ongoing Events
Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Social Services: 11AM-1 PM Every Wednesday Survivors of Homicide Wellbriety Support Group- This wellness group is centered on the Talking Circle and traditional Native practices with the purpose of assisting those who have lost loved ones to homicide. The teachings are evidence based practices from the White Bison curriculum. If you are dealing with grief, unspoken heartache or pain, and would like to have a safe place to heal, please consider attending this gathering. Questions? Contact Warrior Woman Society 580-699-6556 or warriorwomansociety@yahoo.com or Penny Hammonds at 405-247-8630.
Osage Nation Family Violence Prevention:
Domestic Violence Support Group | Skiatook, OK | Each Wednesday from 6:30 – 7:30 PM | Located at the Skiatook Police Department

Domestic Violence Support Group | Pawhuska, OK | Each Tuesday from 5:30 – 6:30 PM | Each Thursday from 8:30 – 9:30 AM

Healing Circle- Sexual Assault Support Group | Pawhuska, OK | Each Thursday from 5:30 – 6:30 PM | Located at 126 E. 6th Street

AA Meeting- For Osage Nation Family Violence Prevention clients only| Pawhuska, OK | Each Sunday at 5:00 | Located at 126 E. 6th Street
Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma Sexual Assault Services: 1 & 3 Wednesday of the month at 6PM| This Talking Circle is open to those who are survivors of Sexual Assault. Come meet, learn, and share with others. Join the Facebook group by clicking here.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2017-IW- AX-0009 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.