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 of 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 the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center in celebrating her life with a national day to honor her life and life’s work.