July 2018
News for Natives:
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma
Now Hiring: Victim Advocate

They will be accepting applications until Friday, July 13, 2018. You can go to  apachetribe.org  to apply or pick up an application in person at the Administration Building at 511 E. Colorado, Anadarko, OK.
Absentee Shawnee Tribe
5th Annual AST Health Fair
July 13, 2018: 1PM – 4PM
Norman, OK

The NAAV will be setting up a booth at this event. There will be free health screenings, sports physicals, health education booths, door prizes and more. Stop by and say hello!
Cherokee Nation ONE FIRE
Charles L. Head Day and Butterfly Release – “On the Wings of Hope”
July 17, 2018: 1:30pm
Cherokee Nation Tribal Complex – Heirloom Gardens, Tahlequah, OK – (Just North of the Restaurant of the Cherokees)            

Participate in a ceremony to remember and honor Charles L. Head, the late Cherokee Nation Chief of Staff, as well as all of the survivors, victims, and advocates of domestic/sexual abuse. Mr. Charles L. Head helped visualize and create ONE FIRE Victim Services Program. "We are blessed to carry forward the legacy he has left behind by assisting victims of violence."

The event will include several special guests including: guest speaker, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, a Cherokee Nation National Treasure - Tommy Wildcat on the flute, and a live butterfly release.
Citizen Potawatomi Nation House of Hope
Free Training
July 19: 8am & 1pm
Shawnee, OK

There will be a morning and afternoon session of free training led by Detective Sergeant Ray Goins. Please contact Darian Towner at (405) 878-4673 or by email at darian.towner@potawatomi.org to register.
Kaw Nation Family Trauma Healing Center
Women's Self Defense Class
July 19: 6pm
Newkirk, OK

There are only 25 spots for this class so call and reserve your spot today (580) 362-1098 or click on the flyer to be taken to the official Facebook Event Page.
Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services
Talking Circle
1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month
Ponca City, OK

This Talking Circle is open to those who are survivors of sexual assault.
Come meet, learn, and share with others on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Snacks provided.

For more information please call/text Denise Jack at (580) 304-5636, or click on the image to be taken to the Talking Circle group page on Facebook.
Osage Nation Family Violence Program
New Hires

The Osage Nation FVP would like to introduce two new hires to their program. Arleata Snell is the new Traditional Healing Coordinator working under the TSASP grant and Deanna Lambert is the new Receptionist/Advocate. Be sure to say hello when you see them!
The video recording of this week's webinar is up on our blog. Go take a look if you missed seeing it live! Topics include: stalking, victim’s rights, classification of felony crimes, indigent defense, unlawful carry, human trafficking, second offenses, OK Discovery Code, Royal V Murphy, SQ 794, and VPO stats.
2018 Legislative Updates Affecting Oklahoma's Indian Country

Hear from Shandi Campbell (one of the NAAV's contract attorneys) as she explains legislative changes this year and how it will affect tribal communities.

Read more
CIRCLE Project
Have you heard about the NAAV's CIRCLE Project yet? It's a program that provides legal representation throughout Oklahoma's state and tribal courts to survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

The CIRCLE project was first funded in July 2016. It has continued to grow and continues to provide services throughout Oklahoma. We have just finished our third quarter of our second year of funding and have compiled some graphs to show the data being produced by the project.

The data reflects numbers from July 2016 to June 2018. On average the CIRCLE project carries 50 open cases at all times. To date the CIRCLE project has assisted with 203 cases in 23 months. This is a big task for four attorneys who travel all over the state to provide services. Click here or the button below to see the graphs/demographics.
Curious to learn more about Oklahoma's Tribal Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Programs? Click the picture to see the contact info for each program.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-IW- AX-0002 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.