United in Purpose…..

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WSC Coalition members gathered in a peaceful meeting room in late June to be inspired and uplifted in hearing about the activities of the WomenSpirit Coalition.  In one of two mandatory meetings held per year, WSC membership and Board members held elections and approved by laws and updated Board policies.

A highlight of the meeting was when WSC Executive Director, Dee Koester was gifted a purple blanket and plaque by Nikki Finkbonner, EBC President. The plaque was from Lummi Victims of Crime Program, in celebration of LVOC’s 25 years of service in the Lummi community. Dee and the Coalition were noted as “Our Champion” in the efforts to eliminate domestic violence and sexual assault in tribal communities.  After the presentation, Cheryl Neskahi Coan, EBC Vice President honored Dee and the Coalition by singing an honor song.


WomenSpirit’s Annual Conference…

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Join us Sept. 16 & 17 for the Washington State Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Conference, “With Liberty and Justice for All.”  It will be held on September 16-17, 9 AM – 5 PM, at the Seattle Airport Marriott.  The conference will be hosted by the Washington State Native American Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault’s Law and Justice Advisory Committee, and will provide attendees with opportunities to connect with Tribal leaders, Tribal programs, and Allies sharing expertise in the fields of advocacy, courts, law enforcement, and prosecution of domestic violence and sexual assault.

A highlight of the conference will be the WomenSpirit Envision Awards Forget Me Not Luncheon on September 16th when people working in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault will be recognized for their dedication. This 2-day conference will include workshops and presentations representing domestic violence and sexual assault in Indian country.
Please join us for an informative and inspirational conference. View an agenda and register online.