Our Experience at the Women are Sacred Conference
Last week, many of our staff members were able to attend the “Women Are Sacred” conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The conference was hosted at the Isleta Resort and Casino by the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC). The conference itself is “one of the oldest and largest gatherings of advocates, survivors, tribal domestic and sexual violence programs, tribal community members, tribal leadership, law enforcement and tribal court personnel dedicated to ending violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women and children.”
The conference was all encompassing in the topics that were covered. Attendees were able to learn everything from traumatic brain injuries, a deep dive into the newest reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and the correlation between substance abuse and victimizations. Our staff was able to learn these topics and strengthen our network of resources to provide additional services to our clients. We thank the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center and other organizers for all of their hard work and putting on an amazing conference!