This celebratory webinar will highlight the milestones leading up to and since the passage of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act in 1984 and the Violence Against Women Act in 1994 for Tribal Nations and Alaska Native Villages. Hear the voices of key players in the implementation of these vital laws. Experience the ground swell, feel the hope, realize the fruits of our labor and share the dream, safe and loving communities and “No More Violence Against Our Women.” This webinar is dedicated to Tillie Black Bear, founding mother of the movement to end violence against women everywhere. Tillie Black Bear (Sicangu Lakota), Wa Wokiye Win (Woman Who Helps Everyone) gave hope and healing to generations of Native Americans and aspiring allies by participating in the initial organizing of the Violence Against Women Movement on a tribal, state and national level to change laws and policies at the root of these injustices and disparities. She inspired thousands from all walks of life to end domestic and sexual violence. Join us in celebrating her life with a National Day to honor her life and life’s work.
Facilitated by Paula S. Julian, Senior Policy Specialist, NIWRC
Presenters: Connie Brushbreaker, Janet Routzen, & Jacqueline Agtuca
Janet Routzen, Legal Analyst/Coordinator for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, will speak to the importance of shelters in providing critical advocacy and services for victims of domestic and sexual violence and the impact of the Violence Against Women Act and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s implementation of special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction (VAWA 2013 Title IX. Sec. 904).
Jacqueline “Jax” Agtuca, Editor of Restoration Magazine will speak to social changes resulting from tribal grassroots organizing efforts since 1995, and how to continue to indigenize changes in laws, policies and social norms.
Connie Brushbreaker will share teachings from Tillie about being a good relative.
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