“Carrying Our Medicine and Strengthening Our Vision to End the Violence”
Calling all advocates and community members, NIWRC’s Women Are Sacred Conference (WAS) is going virtual! WAS is one of the largest gatherings of tribal domestic violence programs, advocates, survivors, tribal leaders, and community members, law enforcement, and tribal court personnel dedicated to ending violence against Indian women and children. Our 2021 conference will provide virtual training opportunities, presentations, and keynote addresses by established and emerging Indigenous leaders and experts in the movement to end the violence on various topics focused on supporting tribal nations, tribal domestic violence programs, and tribal community-based programs.
Our conference theme is “Carrying Our Medicine and Strengthening Our Vision to End the Violence.” Carrying our medicine is how we have survived and continue to survive as Indigenous people. It is how we heal our spirit, our body, and the land we walk on. It is using traditional knowledge, skills, and practices to enhance the health and well-being of ourselves, our families, our communities, and our nations. The Women Are Sacred Conference represents the strength and resilience of our people and the tools and knowledge we have to make a difference. It’s about our shared vision for the future in ending the violence.