In September, Executive Director, Shirley Moses helped facilitate two trainings in Kotzebue and Kake, Alaska to develop DV/SA curriculum and training. Shirley also travelled to Juneau to help facilitate a VAWA and Tribal Court Training in conjunction with Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. Shirley discussed the importance of safety for Tribal women and how Tribes could address their Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence needs within their communities.
October held the OVW sponsored Tribal Consultation in Pheonix, Arizona on the Ft. McDowell Yavapai Reservation, which Shirley Moses and board members Tami Jerue and Nettie Warbelow attended.
Healing Native Hearts Coalition staff attended the Unity Meeting sponsored by the Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center, National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, and Indian Law Resource Center. This event was to inform Tribes and Tribal leaders on important legislative development and priorities related to DV/SA. The Minnesota Indians Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition gave a very informative presentation on Sex Trafficking; which has become a large problem especially within the Alaska Native and American Indian population.
HNHC partnered with AKNWRC, Yupik Women’s Coalition and Emmonak Women’s Shelter to host an exhibitor table during the Alaska Federation of Natives to bring awareness about Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and also about the various organizations within Alaska and the regions.