The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Family Violence Prevention Program is hosting a free Burlap Christmas Wreath making class for adult survivors of abuse that are looking for support and connections. This will be a fun activity so please call the MCNFVPP at 918-732-7979 to register!
The Kaw Nation Family Trauma Healing Center is inviting you to create a Christmas ornament and discuss a trauma-focused holiday survival guide. The class will be led by Patricia Burt with Healing Hearts and Minds Counseling. Call for more information: 580-716-8156.
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
You must register to attend by emailing Darian Towner at email@example.com or by calling 405-878-4673
The Delaware Tribe of Indian Domestic Violence Program will be hosting a free presentation on strangulation and head injuries lasting 3 hours that is aimed at advocates, police, legal professionals, and the community. This presentation will discuss the severity of strangulation and head injuries, the signs to look for when handling cases involving either of these, and how to help victims.
The information will be presented by Chelsea Foreman of Tulsa DVIS.
Please RSVP to Rebecca Thompson at:
The 2018 Engaging Tribal and State Allies to Combat Domestic Violence Conference will take place November 6-7, 2018, at the WinStar Convention Center.
A total of 11.75 CLEET credit hours are available for attending both days. Day one has a total of 6.5 credit hours and day two has a total of 5.25 credit hours.
CLE credits are being requested and are pending.
Tuesday, Nov. 6: 8 am.–5 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 7: 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018
Register here: chickasaw.net/VAWA
For more information about the conference, please contact the Chickasaw Nation Legal Division at the following:
or (580) 310-6410
Link to register:
The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma, Seneca-Cayuga Nation, Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, and the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma come together to bring you the Domestic Violence Awareness Scarecrow 5K and One Mile Fun Run! Register now!
The Kaw Nation Family Trauma Healing Center will be making jewelry during their Talking Circle event for survivors of abuse. Call to make your reservation: 580-362-1098
11:00am Gift for Giving VAW
When: Thu, October 25, 11am – 1pm
Where: Roamchief Building (map)
Description: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS DAY “Gift for Giving”
T-SHIRT Gift AWAY: Thursday, October 25th 11:00 am– 1:00 pm
“Give” 2 travel-size beauty, health or personal care items and (1) can good. Items will be used for program participants.
“Gift” a 2018 DV T-shirt, designed by Nathan McCray
Visit with our new staff Amy Kinzie, Coordinator Ashley Hadix, Advocate Dina Johnson, Prevention Specialist
For more information, please contact VAW Program at (918) 762-3621 ext. 218.
Special Panel Presentation from the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Family Violence Prevention Program. This event is open to the public so please join them. Come get a t-shirt and goody bag while supplies last!
FREE Training: "Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families"
You are invited to attend a First Nations Development Institute Building Native Communities (BNC) train-the-trainer on October 23-25, 2018, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
This free of charge training, organized by the Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition, Inc. (ONAC), is co-sponsored by First Nations Development Institute, ONAC, the Native Alliance Against Violence, Choctaw Asset Building, Bank2, and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Victim Services.
BNC trainings are designed to provide Native-specific and culturally relevant financial education training for those who will then teach (or already do teach) financial education to Native communities. If you are new to teaching financial education, this is a great way to receive certification, so you may more confidently teach classes in your tribal communities. For those already teaching classes, this training is designed to help you refresh your skills and have access to updated curriculum materials. On the final day of the training, participants are invited to take a test so they may be a certified Building Native Communities trainer.
Native-specific financial education trainings, such as BNC trainings, acknowledge the broader understanding Native communities have about assets, as assets not only being money but also sovereignty, kinship, Native languages and arts, natural resources, etc. The training materials include culturally relevant examples and note the ways Native communities have been saving for generations. Tribes and Native nonprofits may choose to integrate Native financial education into their other asset building programs.
Who Should Attend this Native-Specific Financial Education Training?
Tribal leaders, tribal program directors and other staff, Native nonprofits, Native asset building practitioners, college students interested in helping to teach financial education in their tribal communities or at ONAC Children’s Savings Account opening events, tribal housing authorities, domestic violence advocates, state agencies, federal programs, inter-tribal organizations, financial institutions, and others interested in utilizing Native-specific financial education curriculum.
This training is sponsored by First Nations Development Institute, the Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition, Inc. (ONAC), Native Alliance Against Violence, Choctaw Asset Building, Bank2, and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Victim Services.
The training will be held at the Oklahoma City Community College, located at 7777 South May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73159. The training room is located in the campus library, the Keith Leftwich Memorial Library, room 407. During the training, we will provide a handout of nearby restaurants where training participants may choose to eat lunch. There are two elevators available in the library, if needed to help participants access the training room. The community college recommends that training participants park in Parking Lot B, by the library, and enter the library through the north doors. Lot B may be accessed from SW 74th Street. Here is a link to the campus map: http://myatlascms.com/map/?id=468#!s/key=Library?m/65276.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Training
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
8:30 a.m. –4:30 p.m. Training
Thursday, October 25, 2018
8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Training and Certification Testing
Registration Fee: This 2018 Building Native Communities train-the-trainer is free of charge to participants. Sponsors are covering the costs to provide this training opportunity, as part of their efforts to reduce training costs for Native communities.
Hotel Rate: Hampton Inn located at 920 S.W. 77th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73139. To make a reservation under the reduced ONAC room rate of $89.00 a night plus tax, call: (405) 602-3400 and provide the rate code C-ONA. If you have any questions regarding the room rate and reservations, contact Christy Finsel, ONAC Executive Director, at (405) 401-7873. The hotel provides a complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast. Free self-parking is available onsite. The hotel is 2.6 miles away from the Oklahoma City Community College.
If you have any questions about this Native financial education training, please contact Christy Finsel, ONAC Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (405) 401-7873.
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, there will be a community candlelight vigil Friday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pontotoc County Courthouse Plaza in Ada, Oklahoma.
The vigil will honor survivors and those who have lost their lives to domestic violence.
In case of bad weather, the vigil will be held inside of the courthouse.
For more information, call (580) 332-0341 or (580) 272-5580.
The Choctaw Nation is inviting the public to come to the 2018 Harvest Carnival. There will be many activities for adults and kids alike, including the “Stop Domestic Violence” Zombie Run.
Join the Apache Tribe Violence-Free Living Program this Friday as they walk for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Please join the Six Nations (Otoe Missouria Tribe, Kaw Nation, Osage Nation, Ponca Tribe of OK, and the Pawnee Nation) invite you to make a difference in the lives of those who have suffered domestic violence by supporting them in the 7th Annual Walk to End Domestic Violence! There will be free t-shirts, candy, bags, glow-sticks, and flashlights while supplies last.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please come join the Eastern Shawnee Tribe Family Violence Prevention Program to help spread awareness and support survivors of domestic violence. There will be dinner before the stomp dance and raffles!
Women & Children Self Defense Class
October 10, 2018, 6:30—8:30 pm
PAWNEE NATION ROAM CHIEF BLDG.
810 MORRIS ROAD
For more information please contact VAW Program at (918) 762-3621 Ext. 218
FREE WORKSHOP: Children and Youth Exposed to Domestic Violence
October 5, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Great Plains Technology Center
Worley Center, Rm 300
4500 Lee Blvd
Presenter: Wyanet Tasker, Children & Youth Technical Assistance Coordinator, Red Wind Consulting Inc.
Sponsors:: Comanche Nation Family Assistance Center & Red Wind Consulting Inc.
For additional information contact the Comanche Nation Family Assistance Center at
580-492-3590. Registration Deadline is September 28, 2018.
FAX COMPLETED REGISTRATION FORM TO:
Judges serving in the following counties will be given priority for registration—Creek, Hughes, McIntosh, Muskogee, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Seminole, Tulsa, and Wagoner.
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 and judicial officers 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.
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
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
If the above registration button does not work, please visit https://judicialskills.eventbrite.com, to register.
The Comanche Nation Family Assistance Center welcomes you to join them for a free movie ‘Domestic Violence- A Cry for Help’
This event is open to the public. For additional information, please contact the Comanche Nation Family Assistance Center at 580-492-3590.
Kick-Off for event will be October 4th at the Concho Community Hall. Lunch will be provided!
Join us to honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month by attending the 5th Annual American Indian Domestic Violence Awareness Day of Unity in Seminole, OK.
*This event is FREE and open to the public!*
This year's event will be hosted by The Seminole Nation Domestic Violence Program, and theme of the event will be: "Unify to Change a Culture of Violence to One of Respect". We are asking everyone that posts about Domestic Violence Awareness Month to use the hashtag, #Unify2Change, to create extra awareness and buzz around this important issue plaguing the American Indian community.
“The goal of the Day of Unity is to gather all tribes and people to hear the stories of strength and resilience that empower victims of abuse,” said Dawn Stover, Executive Director of the Native Alliance Against Violence. “We also want this event to encourage all walks of life to stand in solidarity with the American Indian women that have been disproportionately affected by domestic violence,” said Stover.
This year’s theme is “unifying to change a culture of violence to one of respect”. “We expect guests to be able to walk away from this event with a feeling that they have learned something new and valuable, and that they too have an understanding of what they can do to help change a culture of violence to one of respect. This could mean having more awareness of the types of violence specific to the American Indian community, a better understanding of the myths surrounding domestic violence, or even just a phone number of their local tribal domestic violence program”, said Stover.
The event will begin with a warm welcome from Seminole Nation of Oklahoma Principal Chief Greg P. Chilcoat. The three keynote speakers will participate in a relaxed discussion keeping with the theme of this year’s event and will share how they have been able to turn experiences of abuse into opportunities to create positive change. The featured speakers will be Monique Hudson, the Ponca Tribe Domestic Violence Program Victim Advocate, Sonya Spray, the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma Violence-Free Living Program Director, and the Honorable Kelly Stoner, a Seminole Nation Tribal Judge. There will also be over 20 of Oklahoma’s tribal domestic violence and sexual assault programs displaying information about their programs as well as resources for anyone affected by domestic violence.
There will be a limited supply of free t-shirts for those that attend the event.
The Kaw Nation Family Trauma Healing Center is having an Internship Fair. This is a paid internship with a Kaw & Native preference. This opportunity is for undergraduates seeking a degree in :sociology, psychology, or social work.
The Wyandotte Nation will join with supporters across the country by observing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please join them for a signing of the proclamation by Chief Friend, Sunday October 1, 2018 at 9 a.m. in the Bearskin Healthcare and Wellness Center classroom. Coffee and donuts will be served.
August 25, 2018 & September 29, 2018
The MCNFVPP will be hosting 2 ribbon skirt making workshops for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Space is limited so you must register. Please contact the Muscogee (Creek) FVPP office for more information: 918-732-7979
The MCNFVPP is excited to host their first ever, one-day, Survivor Retreat! They are inviting adult survivors of domestic and sexual violence to join them for a beautiful and relaxing day filled with self-care and fun activities!
Contact their office at 918-732-7979 for more information and/or to register!
Join the Ponca Tribe Domestic Violence Program and the Ponca Tribe Pathways Program as they provide this free workshop to address historical trauma that was prepared by Thrive Unltd.