Looking Back at the First Annual Circle of Advocacy for Victims Conference

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

About 50 people came together in Rapid City on October 6, 7, and 8, 2016 to improve their advocacy skills.  

We were honored to have Tanaya Winder and the Sing Our Rivers Red earring display with us on the first day of the conference.  Learn more about the Sing Our Rivers Red project, which focuses on missing and murdered Indigenous women, here.


Next up was storytelling.

Amanda War Bonnett presented on internet safety for survivors and advocates.

On Friday Arlanna Bettelyoun and Norma Rendon presented on interactive interviewing.  We then adjourned to the Civic Center to hear Bonnie Clairmont speak on sex trafficking, which was sponsored by Wiconi Wawokiya, Inc., The Native Women's Society of the Great Plains as well as the SDCEDSV.

On Saturday we enjoyed a Domestic Violence Awareness walk.

Marlin Mousseau spoke on forming men's groups.

The conference closed with the HeSapa Wacipi grand entrance, with the Silent Witnesses, at the Civic Center in Rapid City.

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