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Honoring our Relatives – 25th Anniversary Speaker Series (Free TLPI Event)


November 9, 2021 2:00 pm

Hosted by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute




Honoring our Relatives focuses on the second part of the Tribal Law and Policy Institute’s 25th anniversary theme of Celebrating our Journey; Honoring our Relatives; and Building a Vision for the Future. This webinar will highlight and honor several Native grassroots organizations doing important work that focuses on some of the core issues central to TLPI’s mission: uplifting and preserving culture, and the safety and wellbeing of Native women, children, and LGBTQ relatives. TLPI is honored to work alongside these organizations to improve safety, justice, and healing in Indian country and shine a light on the incredible work they continue to do every day. Representatives from these organizations will discuss their work.
  • Emmoank Women’s Shelter (EWS), a non-profit organization in the Yup’ik Eskimo village of Emmonak, faces unique challenges in providing comprehensive services to victims of violence. EWS was founded to provide emergency shelter and assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and is committed to developing culturally relevant prevention education and counseling.
  • Gabrielino Tongva Springs Foundation, a non-profit community organization dedicated to preserving the grounds, the heritage site, and educating the public about the history, as well as preserving the natural and cultural resources of the area.
  • The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, created to develop and implement a national strategy to increase public awareness and cultivate healing for the profound trauma experienced by individuals, families, communities of American Indian and Alaska Native Nations resulting from the U.S. adoption and implementation of the Boarding School Policy of 1869.
  • Pine Ridge Girls’ School, committed to a strategic educational model that balances rigorous college-prep academics, a girls’ school approach, and the power of Lakota history, language, and values. Pine Ridge Girls’ School reinforces that Native girls come from and are part of something beautiful, powerful, and sacred.
  • Pojoaque Healing to Wellness Court, brings together community members, service providers, tribal court, probation, and law enforcement to supervise, treat, educate, and heal individuals with substance abuse. The entire team is dedicated to recovery.
  • Bonnie Clairmont (Facilitator) – Victim Advocacy Specialist, Tribal Law and Policy Institute
  • Honor song by Lakota Clairmont of The Boyz. The Boyz were established in 1989 and are a championship Northern-style drum group from St. Paul, MN.
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