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Safety and justice require action. As a movement, we can use our collective voices to engage and influence change. Speaking Our Truth is a podcast aimed at building joint action. An original podcast by the National Women's Resource Center (niwrc.org).

Safety and justice require action. As a movement, we can use our collective voices to engage and influence change. Speaking Our Truth is a podcast aimed at building joint action. An original podcast by the National Women's Resource Center (niwrc.org).

Location:

United States

Description:

Safety and justice require action. As a movement, we can use our collective voices to engage and influence change. Speaking Our Truth is a podcast aimed at building joint action. An original podcast by the National Women's Resource Center (niwrc.org).

Language:

English

Contact:

406-477-3896


Episodes

STTARS Part 1 Caroline LaPorte Gwendolyn Packard

10/21/2022
On this episode of Speaking Our Truth, we listen Part 1 of STTARS' presentation introducing the new Indigenous Safe Housing Center from NIWRC's Specialty Institute held in June 2022.

Duration:00:16:09

STTARS Part 2 Caroline LaPorte Gwendolyn Packard

10/21/2022
On this episode of Speaking Our Truth, we listen Part 2 of STTARS' presentation introducing the new Indigenous Safe Housing Center from NIWRC's Specialty Institute held in June 2022.

Duration:00:16:10

SCOTUS Denezpi Brief

2/9/2022
On January 18, 2022, the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Merle Denezpi. On this episode of Speaking Our Truth, Podcast for Change, we will dig deeper into this case and what this amicus brief is all about

Duration:00:13:19

Savanna’s Act and AK Tribal Jurisdiction

2/7/2022
The state of Alaska is considered one of the most violent states in the country. The state also has the highest number of missing Indigenous people, according to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. Grassroots advocates from American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes calling for justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women have finally started gaining national attention. In fact, after years of grassroots advocacy, in October 2020, Congress passed Savanna’s Act. This Act...

Duration:00:22:18

Wendy Schlater: Carrying Our Medicine

11/22/2021
In November, the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center will reflect on its first 10 years of the movement for the safety of Native women. As a special podcast series, we are talking with members of NIWRC’s board of directors about the highlights and accomplishments made over the past decade. On this special episode of Speaking Our Truth, we will talk with NIWRC’s Board Treasurer about what it means to carry our medicine in this work, past, present and future. Music: "I Am Light" |...

Duration:00:39:40

Cherrah Giles: Carrying Our Medicine

11/1/2021
In November, the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center will reflect on its first 10 years of the movement for the safety of Native women. As a special podcast series, we are talking with members of NIWRC’s board of directors about the highlights and accomplishments made over the past decade. On this special episode of Speaking Our Truth, we will talk with NIWRC’s Board Chairwoman about what it means to carry our medicine in this work, past, present and future. Music: "Calling The...

Duration:00:56:18

Leanne Guy: Carrying Our Medicine

11/1/2021
This year, 2021, marks a decade of advocacy by the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center. This is an important milestone as NIWRC reflects back on its first 10 years and looks forward to the next ten. As a special podcast series of Speaking Our Truth, we are speaking with members of our board of directors about the past decade of this work. In this episode, we are talking with NIWRC’s Board Secretary about carrying our medicine forward in the movement for safety for Native women and...

Duration:00:27:36

StrongHearts Native Helpline Becomes Independent

10/13/2021
Over the past four years, StrongHearts Native Helpline has responded to more than 11,000 calls, texts and chat requests from Native peoples in need. As the first, culturally grounded domestic violence, dating violence and sexual violence helpline by and for Native people, it has rapidly grown, establishing itself as a strong, vocal advocate in the movement for safety in tribal communities. Today on Speaking Our Truth, we will talk about the road to StrongHearts Native Helpline becoming an...

Duration:00:20:03

SAAM Sexual Assault Advocacy

4/1/2021
From the beginning of the pandemic, advocates sounded the alarm about the risk of increasing domestic violence and sexual violence. Those who were hurting were now confined to their homes with their abusers for longer periods of time. Fueled by these realities, our relatives at StrongHearts Native Helpline have been working around the clock to increase staffing and add services to assist Native people during this crisis.

Duration:00:08:36

SAAM Sexual Assault Issues in Alaska

4/1/2021
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, but the crisis of sexual violence against Native women is ongoing, remaining one of the lasting effects of the colonization of Indigenous peoples. On this episode of Speaking our Truth, Podcast for Change, we will talk about the high rates of sexual violence against our Alaska Native sisters in particular, as well as the action needed to turn the tide of sexual assault in Alaska.

Duration:00:21:26

Issues of Violence Against Native Women

11/18/2020
Native American Heritage Month is an important time for recognizing the rights and sovereignty of Indigenous people and Native Nations. On this episode of Speaking Our Truth, Podcast for Change, we will talk to some prominent voices in the work for Indigenous peoples rights and the challenges facing our people today, tomorrow, and for the next generation. Music: Robert Mirabal's "The Dance" performed with Rare Tribal Mob on PBS (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_znb0MlHTY) Song: The...

Duration:01:06:07

VAWA Sovereignty Initiative

11/10/2020
VAWA Sovereignty Initiative Update: SCOTUS Victory: Affirmation of the Muskogee (Creek) Nation’s Reservation (McGirt v. Oklahoma)

Duration:00:23:09

Removal of Cultural Icons of Colonization and Genocide

11/9/2020
As an organization dedicated to ending violence against Native women, the NIWRC continues to support the removal and renaming of statues, monuments, and imagery that glorify colonization, genocide, and conquest. Violence against Native women was normalized by acts of war against Indian Nations and federal programs to assimilate Indigenous peoples. The forcibly removal of Indian children from their homes to federal institutions referred to as “boarding schools,” the prosecution and...

Duration:00:12:17

Women Are Sacred

10/19/2020
Violence against women is not traditional. Indigenous cultures hold women as sacred – yet today, Native women are the most victimized group within the US. For years, Native women have opened their hearts and doors to other women and their children in need to protect them from violence. On this episode of Speaking Our Truth, we will talk about the sacredness of women and how we can reclaim the integrity and rights of women in our lives, work and communities. Music: Ta'Kaiya Blaney singing...

Duration:00:57:11

Safe Housing for American Indian and Alaska Native Survivors of Gender Based Violence

10/12/2020
In Indian country, there has long been a housing crisis due to the lasting effects of colonization. This issue continues today, as there is a great need for safe, affordable housing for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian victims of violence. On this episode of Speaking Our Truth, we will talk with the author of a report created by a working group focused on this specific issue, what the findings are, and where we go from here. Music: "Blackbird by The Beatles sung in...

Duration:00:32:36

History of DVAM (Domestic Violence Awareness Month)

10/5/2020
Native women face some of the highest rates of domestic violence in the nation. Each October, advocates from tribal programs and shelters and Native organizations across the country come together to raise awareness of domestic violence during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On this episode of Speaking Our Truth, we will talk about the origins of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and how everyone can join in the efforts to support victims and survivors of violence throughout the...

Duration:00:21:44

Tillie Black Bear Herstory, Part 2

10/1/2020
In this podcast, Unci Tillie shares her inspirational story of grassroots organizing in the late 70s to form the South Dakota Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). Unci Tillie Black Bear‘s interview highlights the vital role and relationship of Native women to the national organizing efforts to establish DVAM.

Duration:00:28:15

Pouhana O Na Wahine

6/15/2020
Violence against Native Hawai'ian women and the need for Native Hawai'ian Resource Center on Domestic Violence Music: "Hawaiʻi ʻ78" | Song Across Hawaiʻi | Playing for Change Collaboration (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVuvKIFa6kc)

Duration:00:17:31

StrongHearts Native Helpline with Ericca Hovie

6/15/2020
StrongHearts Native Helpline expansion of services and staff. Music: "Si Hasapa" | Album: Ksa (2007) | Artist: Tiokasin Ghosthorse

Duration:00:10:50

SCOTUS Update with Mary Kathryn Nagle

6/15/2020
Supreme Court VAWA Sovereignty Initiative Update: McGirt v. Oklahoma and the Standing Rock Sioux NIWRC amicus briefs. Music: "Why" | Album: ILLUMINATIVES (2018) | Artist: Supaman (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiVU-W9VT7Q)

Duration:00:16:20