Bi-Monthly Newsletter

The newsletter served to update Tribes on Tribal, State, and Federal policy/legislation, current events, funding opportunities, training opportunities, and other general UTFAV updates.  These newsletters have been discontinued.  UTFAV now updates Tribes through an email embedded newsletter.  To view old newsletters, click below.

Newsletter June 2019

Newsletter March 2019

Newsletter December 2018

Newsletter November 2018

Newsletter June 2018

Newsletter April 2018.

Newsletter February 2018

Newsletter December 2017

Newsletter October 2017

Newsletter August 2017

Newsletter April 2017

Newsletter February 2017


Awareness Campaign Resources and Products

For educational purposes, each awareness month [January (Stalking), February (Teen Dating Violence) April (Sexual Assault) and October (Domestic Violence)], UTFAV sends informational resources (including but not limited to: posters, fliers, brochures, awareness items, etc.) to the Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault programs to share throughout their community.  Tribes can also request UTFAV to attend community awareness events to promote each awareness month!

October – Domestic Violence Awareness Month

April-Sexual Assault Awareness Month

January-Stalking Awareness Month


Culture Care Kits

Culture Care Kits were developed to provide each Tribal advocacy program with kits to share with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who may be seeking traditional healing.  Each care kit had the following items: the four traditional medicines (sweetgrass, cedar, tobacco, and sage), a small abalone shell, and a brochure. The brochure had information about the sacred medicines and the practice of smudging.  Also on the brochure was information specific to each Tribal community’s traditional healing department/cultural department/victim services department.

Download Smudging Brochure here.

Educational Handouts and Posters








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Phone: (906) 253-9775 

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This project was funded by Grant No. 2017-IW-AX-0003 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.  The opinions, findings, and recommendations expressed in this publication, program, exhibition are that of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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