Aug
7
to Aug 8

2-Day Training: Identifying, Investigating, & Prosecuting Domestic Violence Strangulation

Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence and sexual assault: unconsciousness may occur within seconds and death within minutes. When domestic violence perpetrators choke (strangle) their victims, especially to the point of unconsciousness, it is not only a felony but it may be an attempted homicide. Strangulation is an ultimate form of power and control that can have a devastating psychological effect on victims. The inability to breathe is one of the most terrifying events a person can endure.

August 7th & 8th, 2019

River Spirit Casino Resort 8330 Riverside Pkwy Tulsa, OK 74137

For hotel accommodations: 918-299-8518 (Room block is only open to July 15)

August 7 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

August 8 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Daniel Rincon and Leslie Hagen, leading experts in the field of non-fatal strangulation and suffocation assaults in intimate partner violence cases, will collectively share their expertise and cover the following:

  • Findings from a study of 300 misdemeanor strangulation cases

  • Understanding the lethality of strangulation

  • Link to other crimes, police shootings and mass murders

  • Identifying the signs and symptoms of strangulation cases

  • Anatomy and medical aspects in surviving and non-surviving victims

  • Investigating and documenting a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Strangulation cases

  • Legal aspects of strangulation cases with surviving victims

  • Developing and using experts in court

  • Advocating for traumatized victims

  • Resources and handouts developed by the Institute

“For many years, we didn’t realize the seriousness of strangulation due to the lack of visible injuries and the lack of training. We would see it in police reports and hear victims say over and over ‘he choked me’. But it wasn’t until the deaths of two teenagers in San Diego in 1995 that we started to put it all together. Today we know that strangulation is one of the most accurate predictors for a subsequent homicide. If a victim is strangled even one time, she is 7x more likely to be killed by her abuser. Even If the victim is lucky enough to survive, she may have still suffered brain damage due to the lack of oxygen, other internal injuries, delayed or long-term consequences.”- Gael Strack, Esq., CEO & Casey Gwinn, Esq., President Alliance for HOPE International & the Strangulation Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Any professional handling sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse or human trafficking.

Law Enforcement | Prosecutors, Court Staff, Judges | Medical Providers, Paramedics, EMTs | Advocates | Civil Legal Attorneys | Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs

CLEET Certification is currently pending.

SPONSORED BY: The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Family Violence Prevention Program & Native Alliance Against Violence

 In partnership with: Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention www.strangulationtraininginstitute.com

Register Below:


If the above registration does not work, please visit https://2daystrangulationtraining.eventbrite.com, to register.

For more information about this training contact: spartridge@mcn-nsn.gov

This training is made possible by funding from the Family Violence Prevention & Services Grant, Award No. 18PUOKFVPS.

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Sep
20
8:30 AM08:30

Enhancing Judicial Skills in Cases Involving Domestic Violence 2019

*Registration is limited specifically to judges*

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation and the Native Alliance Against Violence have collaborated to bring this highly informational workshop created by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges to Oklahoma. This workshop will provide an essential foundation for new and experienced state, tribal and territorial judges to enhance their skills in handling civil and criminal domestic violence cases. Judicial participants will leave the workshop with greater knowledge and skills for handling cases involving domestic violence. 

***Important update*** There will be mileage reimbursement for attending judges and hotel reimbursement for attending judges that reside more than 75 miles from River Spirit Casino

Some of the topics in the workshop will include:

  • Victim and perpetrator behaviors

  • Vicarious trauma

  • Enhancing victim and child safety

  • Civil protection orders

  • Custody proceedings

CLEs available

Continental breakfast

Full lunch and snacks provided

Hosted in Coordination by: 

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Family Violence Prevention Program | 918.732.7979 | PO Box 58, Okmulgee, OK 74447

& the Native Alliance Against Violence

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If the above registration does not work, please visit https://2019judicialskills.eventbrite.com, to register.

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Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Beaded Collar Workshop: Muscogee (Creek) Nation Family Violence Prevention Program

Join the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Family Violence Prevention Program as they host this free cultural workshop for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Supplies and lunch will be provided for all participants. There is a limited number of spaces for attendance so call the MCNFVPP today to register 918-732-7979.

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Jul
18
10:00 AM10:00

On the Wings of Hope: Cherokee Nation One Fire Charles L. Head day & Butterfly Release

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You are cordially invited to the 

Cherokee Nation ONE FIRE Charles L. Head Day and Butterfly Release – On the Wings of Hope

Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 10a.m.

Cherokee Nation Tribal Complex – Heirloom Gardens, Tahlequah, Okla.

(Located between the Cherokee Nation HR Building and the Cherokee Nation Election Commission)

Cherokee Nation ONE FIRE Victim Services will be holding a ceremony to remember and honor the late Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Charles L. Head who helped visualize and create ONE FIRE Victim Service, as well as honoring and remembering the survivors, victims and advocates of domestic and sexual abuse.

Principal Chief Bill John Baker will be the guest speaker and National Treasure Tommy Wildcat will play the flute during our live butterfly release.

An outstanding advocate will also be recognized. 

We are blessed to carry forward the legacy Mr. Head has left behind by assisting victims of violence.

We hope you will join us for this special ceremony.

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Jun
27
5:30 PM17:30

Healing Art Support Group: Eastern Shawnee Tribe HAVEN Program

  • Eastern Shawnee Tribe HAVEN Program (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Eastern Shawnee Tribe's Haven Program is now hosting a culturally based support group that is open to all survivors of crime. This first group on Thursday will be an art project that is open to all members of the community. You must RSVP by calling (918) 554-2836 or access the Facebook Event by clicking here.

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Jun
22
12:00 PM12:00

Dating Violence Awareness for Teens and Parents: Wyandotte Nation Family Violence Prevention Program

The Wyandotte Nation Family Violence Prevention Program will be hosting it's quarterly cultural event in conjunction with the Gathering of Little Turtles on Saturday, June 22nd. There will be an interactive presentation and discussion about dating violence including: healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, communication, and technology abuse.

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Jun
14
11:00 AM11:00

MMIW March: Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes

  • Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribe Veteran's Memorial (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SAVE THE DATE - June 14
Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women's March
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. June 14 at the Concho Community Center in Concho, Okla.

The Domestic Violence Program and Social Services Program are hosting a MMIW March to raise our voices and to bring awareness to end this epidemic. They are inviting submissions, such as photographs and names that will be played on a slide show during the event to honor the mothers, daughters, and sisters who have gone missing or have been murdered. To submit a photo/name please contact Miranda Muehl at 405-422-7592 or email mmuehl@c-a-tribes.org

For more information about the event contact Wilma Big Medicine at 405-295-1670.

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May
30
4:30 PM16:30

MMIW March: Kaw Nation Family Trauma Healing Center

  • 803 Washunga Drive Kaw City, OK, 74641 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Kaw Nation Family Trauma Healing Center as they march for awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women. The group will meet at the Kaw City Library on 5/30 to make signs and march to bring awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Posters, markers will be provided. Free tee-shirts while supplies last.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/412971979285519/

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May
30
4:00 PM16:00

NAAV Pizza Fundraiser

http://bit.ly/NAAVpizza

Please join the NAAV for a pizza dinner at Volare Pizzeria in Norman. We need at least 20 people to RSVP to make this event happen.

15% of your meal cost will be donated to the NAAV.

You may arrive at any time between 4pm-9pm and tell the waiter that you are there for the Native Alliance Against Violence fundraiser.

Once you've committed, come show your support! Bring friends too--even if they haven't RSVPed online.

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May
23
8:00 PM20:00

Have You Seen Our Sisters? - RISE NE Oklahoma

Please join RISE (Wyandotte Nation, Eastern Shawnee Tribe, Seneca Cayuga, and Quapaw Nation) in honoring Native American Missing and Murdered Women on May 23rd at 8 pm South of the Bearskin Fitness Center. The event is in recognition of the Native American victims in the state of Oklahoma.

The group is asking for donations of red dresses. They don't have to be perfect but any would be appreciated for an exhibit honoring each victim. Please contact the Wyandotte Nation Family Services Program if you have a dress to donate 918.678.6319

Link to Facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/378157099709009/

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May
17
9:00 AM09:00

7th Annual Charles L. Head "ONE FIRE Against Violence" Benefit Golf Tournament

Join the Cherokee Nation for the 7th annual ONEFIRE Golf Tournament at Cherokee Springs Golf Course in Tahlequah.

Four-person scramble format. $100 per person or $400 per team. Registration is at 8 a.m. and shotgun start at 9 a.m.

Email andrea-dickerson@cherokee.org for registration forms. Forms can be mailed to ONE FIRE Victim Services, 201 S. Muskogee Ave. Tahlequah, OK 74464 ATTN: Andee Dickerson.

*Please make checks payable to Cherokee Nation ONE FIRE. All registration forms DUE MARCH 1.

For more information, call 918-857-9333 or email andrea-dickerson@cherokee.org.

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May
9
8:30 AM08:30

Women's Wellness Seminar- Comanche Nation Family Violence Prevention Program

  • Great Plains Technology Center Room 300 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Comanche Nation Family Violence Prevention Program, along with other Comanche Nation programs, is hosting a free Women’s Wellness Seminar on May 9th. There will be a free continental breakfast and lunch provided. There will also be free health screenings, motivational speakers, and much more.

You must register to attend.

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May
5
10:00 AM10:00

MMIW Awareness Day

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Awareness Day will be held on May 5th at the Oklahoma State Capitol Building.

Guest Speakers will be :

Gen Hadley with MMIW-OK- Southwest Chapter

Alicia Onzahwah with Good Hearted Peoples Camp,

Mikwana - Missing Sacred Indigenous Peoples of Oklahoma

Mary Topaum with AIM Indian Territory

Charisse Redbone- MMIW Indian Capital, Community

Cindy Famero with the Warrior Women Society

Cherica Eckiwaudah, & Kim Merryman

Special Performance by Numunu Nahmi Oklahoma Ballet Performers and “A tribute to Our Stolen Sister”-Gen Hadley

There will also be:

  • honoring of names of the missing and murdered Indigenous women/men

  • Red dress display

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May
3
10:00 AM10:00

National Day of Awareness of MMIW- Muscogee (Creek) Nation Family Violence Prevention Program

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Family Violence Prevention Program is asking the community to join them and the other employees of the MCN to do a short prayer and Honor Walk to bring awareness to missing and murdered Indigenous women. This event is open to the public. Please wear red to show your support.

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May
2
1:00 PM13:00

2nd Annual Sharing of Stories: Increasing Visibility of MMIW

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Increasing Visibility of Oklahoma’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Tribal community unites to share stories of heartbreak, hope, and resilience

RED ROCK – The Native Alliance Against Violence is partnering with the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians Victim Services program for the 2nd Annual Sharing of Stories: Increasing Visibility of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. The event will take place on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 from 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at the 7 Clans Paradise Casino at 7500 Highway 177, Red Rock, OK 74651.

The event will honor the memory of Oklahoma’s missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW), address the correlation between the disproportionately high rates of domestic and sexual violence and MMIW, and how we can take steps to increase safety for Native women and girls.

According to a report by the Urban Indian Health Institute, murder is the third-leading cause of death among American Indian women. This same report also lists Oklahoma as one of the top ten states with the highest number of cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

“We invite you to join us in this display of community strength. The Sharing of Stories event is your opportunity to show the families of the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls that the tribal community is willing to support them and walk beside them in their journey”, said Dawn Stover, Executive Director of the Native Alliance Against Violence.

The event is free and open to the public and will feature keynote speaker, Renee Bourque, the Program Manager for the Tribal Resource Tool at the National Center for Victims of Crime. The event will also include remarks from John R. Shotton, the Chairman of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, and a special cultural moment to honor the missing and murdered Indigenous women of Oklahoma.

“Yes, the statistics are startling, but these MMIW are so much more than a number. We are talking about someone’s mother, sister, daughter, or friend, and they deserved to be remembered”, said Stover.

Click here for the Facebook Event Page

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Apr
30
6:30 PM18:30

Picnic & Movie 'Wind River'- Pawnee Nation Ti-Hirasa Domestic and Sexual Assault Healing Center

  • Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma Ti-Hirasa Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Healing Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Pawnee Nation Ti-Hirasa Domestic and Sexual Assault Healing Center invites you to attend a free screening of the movie ‘Wind River’. There will be a special speaker, Mee-Kai Clark, free hotdogs, popcorn, and nachos. Bring your blanket or chair. AGE LIMIT:16 years & older for Rated R film.

TiHirasa Pawnee Nation Sexual Assault Awareness Month
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Apr
25
2:00 PM14:00

HAVEN Program Open House

The HAVEN Program will be hosting an open house at their new facility located at 10200 S. 695 Rd Wyandotte, Ok from 2-6pm. They will be talking about the program, and presenting our clothesline project that displays the impact of Sexual Assault on our community.

Please feel free to drop in at anytime between 2pm - 6pm to tour and visit with them.

This event is open to everyone.

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Facebook Event

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Apr
24
11:00 AM11:00

International Denim Day- Choctaw Nation Family Services/Family Violence Prevention

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Family Services/Family Violence Prevention is collaborating to bring an awareness event for International Denim Day. There will be speakers on the topic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW), speaker from the NAAV, NAMUS, a Sexual Assault Awareness Month awareness walk, cultural activities, and more!

Directions: https://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.8491

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Apr
18
1:00 PM13:00

5th Annual Gathering of Voices: Addressing Sexual Assault in Indian Country

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Native Alliance Against Violence invites you to attend the 5th Annual Gathering of Voices: Addressing Sexual Assault in Indian Country. The event will take place at Green Country Vo-Tech, 1100 OK-56 Loop, Okmulgee, OK 74447, April 18, 2019 from 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

This year’s theme is “Standing up. Speaking out. Taking action.” The NAAV seeks to bring attention to the unspoken struggles of Oklahoma’s American Indian women that have been affected by sexual assault. The event also aims at educating the community on how to respond to and acknowledge societal norms that promote violence against women.

“We want everyone to feel confident in knowing that they can take action to prevent and eradicate sexual violence. Native women are 2.5 times more likely to experience sexual assaults than other races, so it is important to demonstrate to survivors that there are steps being taken to stop the cycle of violence”, said Dawn Stover, Executive Director of the Native Alliance Against Violence.

The 5th Annual Gathering of Voices: Addressing Sexual Assault in Indian Country will be hosted by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Family Violence Prevention Program and is free and open to the public. The keynote speaker, Olga Trujillo, is an internationally renowned speaker and author that has devoted her career to helping others understand the impact of trauma on survivors of abuse. She will be sharing her own personal story of survival and how she was able to overcome and heal from the trauma she endured.

“We are encouraging survivors of sexual violence to recognize that there are many of us who are willing to stand up, speak out, and take action against sexual assault. You are not alone in the fight”, said Stover.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/821162381567622/

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Apr
16
7:30 PM19:30

Take Back the Night: RISE group

https://www.facebook.com/events/468425367029236/

Take Back the Night and walk with the Wyandotte Nation Family Services Program, the Quapaw Nation Family Services Program , Seneca-Cayuga Nation Violence Prevention Program, and Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma HAVEN Program

This is an all ages event and is open to everyone in the community

"Candlelit" 1 Mile Walk to Unite against Sexual Assault
First 100 Receive a free T-shirt

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Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

MMIW Memorial Gathering - Kaw Nation Family Trauma Healing Center

The Kaw Nation Family Trauma Healing Center is honoring Crime Victim’s Rights Week by holding a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Memorial Gathering.

Kaw Nation Family Trauma Healing Center will have Pendleton Giveaways, Free T-Shirts and Refreshments. Click here to visit the Facebook Event page

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