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  • What We Know About Violence Against Native Women Today? Unnatural belief systems Lecturette – VAW today : (15 mins) Slides # 1-4
  • Lecturette -- external/internal oppression : (10 mins) Slides #6-7 Question : (5 mins) What are some examples of internalized oppression?
  • Lecturette -- external/internal oppression : (10 mins) Slides #6-7 Question : (5 mins) What are some examples of internalized oppression?
  • Recognizing our Interconnected Relationships Supports that uphold violence -- Guiding values to ending violence against women Lecturette – supports VAW and interconnected responsibility : (20 mins) Slides #9-12 Small group: (20 mins) What are some values you can draw on that did not allow violence against women to exists prior to colonization? How did that work? Explain? Report back and discussion (20 mins)
  • Honoring Our Community, Healing Our Community Enhancing the integrity of our work Social service v. social change work Lecturette – describing integrity and social svc v change comparison : (20 mins) Slides #14-15 River story Discussion : (10 mins) Guiding principles of intervention
  • Talk about the different kinds of resistance we might have in the community. Come up with a short list. What do community members believe about DV? What might be the barriers to getting community members to take on this issue?

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  • 1. Healing Generations to Change the Future
    • Domestic Violence Conference
    • October 21, 22, 23, 2009
    • Vicki Ybanez and Don Chapin
    • Red Wind Consulting, Inc.
    • www.red-wind.net
  • 2.
    • Native women are the most battered, raped, stalked and murdered group of women in the United States
    • 70% of the time by non-native offenders.
  • 3. VIOLENCE AGAINST NATIVE WOMEN
    • U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS
    • Native American women are raped at a rate more than double that of rapes reported by all races on an annual average. (All races: 2 per 1,000, Native Americans: 7 per 1,000)
    • The rate of violent crime experienced by Native American women is nearly 50% higher than that reported by black males aged 12 and over.
    • Violent crime rate among Native American women was 98 per 1,000 - more than twice that of whites (40 per 1,000) or blacks 56 per 1,000)
    • At least 70% of violence experienced by Native Americans are committed by persons not of the same race…. Substantially higher than for whites or blacks.
    • American Indian women were victimized by an intimate at rates higher than those for all other females (whites at 8.1 per 1,000; Indians at 23.2 per 1,000)
  • 4. Before colonization Violence against women was extremely rare, and consequences were immediate and severe
  • 5. Critical Question
    • How did we get to where we are today?
  • 6. EXTERNALIZED OPPRESSION
    • The unjust exercise of authority and power by one group over another.
    • It includes imposing one group’s belief system, values and life ways over another group.
  • 7. INTERNALIZED OPPRESSION
    • We come to believe and act as if the oppressor’s beliefs system, values and life way is reality.
    • The result is shame and the disowning of our individual and cultural reality.
      • With internalized oppression, we now have previously unseen levels of violence, especially against women and children.
  • 8. What are we talking about? NECESSARY DISTINCTIONS
    • Conflict
    • Abuse
    • Violence
    • Battering
    • Assault
    • Domestic Violence
  • 9.  
  • 10.
    • Supports that uphold violence against women
  • 11. By Don Chapin Men’s Re-Ed. Specialist/Advocate
  • 12. Accountability We must be the change we wish to see in the world We must return to honor
  • 13.
    • What are the current challenges that exist to community healing, ending violence against women?
      • personal
      • agency
      • systems
      • supports
    Critical Question
  • 14. Advocacy & Social Change
    • the biased supporter of women who have been battered, and their children
    • address the root causes and tactics of battering,
    • address racism and other forms of oppression.
  • 15. Integrity in our work
  • 16.
    • Domestic violence
    • Intimate partner violence
    • Spousal abuse
  • 17. Domestic violence and its impact on our community Health and well being of community members
    • Physical and emotional health
    • Use of weapons
    • Occupational safety
    • Sense of well being and security
  • 18. Domestic violence and its impact on our community Economic impacts
    • Productivity and efficiency
    • Medical / healthcare costs
    • Criminal justice responses
    • Social service responses/interventions
    • Property
  • 19. We must be the change we wish to see in the world We must return to honor
  • 20. Embracing Our Community Strengths
    • Traditional and contemporary
  • 21. Our community carries the vision of our ancestors and the teachings of our elders
    • What are the teachings of our elders around living with violence ?
    • What does it mean to live with heart ?
  • 22.
    • What are the current challenges that exist to community healing, ending violence against women?
      • personal
      • community
      • resources
      • supports
    Critical Question
  • 23.
    • What is the resistance in our community?
    Critical Question
  • 24. Our community carries the vision of our ancestors and the teachings of our elders
    • How can we become a community that is free from battering and all forms of violence where we live with heart ?
    • What are some things that we can do to live with heart in our community?
  • 25. Healing Generations to Change the Future
    • Domestic Violence Conference
    • October 21, 22, 23, 2009
    • Teen Engagement
    • Vicki Ybanez and Don Chapin
    • Red Wind Consulting, Inc.
    • www.red-wind.net
  • 26. Teen dating violence
    • Nationally, 1 in 3 teenagers report knowing a friend who has been punched, kicked, slapped, choked or physically hurt by their boyfriend or girlfriend.
  • 27. Teen dating violence is not an argument every once in a while, or a bad mood after a bad day
    • It is a pattern of controlling and abusive behavior
    • It can cause serious injury and even death
    • It can be verbal and emotional abuse
  • 28. What we know
    • Teen Dating Violence is occurring in epidemic proportions
    • Teen victims have safety risks very similar to those of adult victims
    • Resources for teen victims has not been a national priority
    • Many teens lack awareness/education about abusive, controlling partners
    • They may not see themselves as being “abused” and cling to the fact that abusers are not always abusive
    • They may not know how to end an abusive relationship
  • 29. New forms of technologies cause unfortunate new forms of abuse
    • Constant texting, phone calls or embarrassing postings on MySpace or Facebook pages can also be a form of abuse
    • Communicating online or via text message can be used as a way to monitor, control or even blackmail a girlfriend or boyfriend
    • A 2007 survey found that 71% of teens regard boyfriends/girlfriends spreading rumors about them on cellphones or online as a serious problem
    • Another 68% of teens say boyfriends/ girlfriends sharing private or embarrassing pictures/videos on cell phones and computers is also a serious concern.
  • 30. Teen Dating Violence and overlap with other issues
    • Truancy
    • Pregnancy
    • STD’s
    • Prostituted youth
    • Runaways
    • Homelessness
    • Financial restrictions
    • Alcohol and drug abuse
    • Gang violence
    • Abortion
    • Stalking and sexual harassment
    • Sexual abuse/rape
  • 31. Critical Question:
    • What resources/services are available in your community for teens?
    • How can we hold offenders of teen dating violence accountable and still re-educate them?