Baraga, MI – The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Office of Violence Against Women in partnership with the Baraga County Shelter Home is hosting a community-wide event to “kick-off” October— National Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
This year’s event is titled “Niimigiimiwan” Dancing In The Rain and will be held on September 30th at the Niiwin Akeaa Recreational Facility in Baraga. There will be a Domestic violence Awareness Walk, Small Group Workshops, a Feast, a prize raffle, 50/50 raffle and guest speaker Star Nayea.
Star Nayea is a Native GRAMMY recording artist who will be openly sharing her triumphant, awe-inspiring life Story, that depicts a sheer will to live and utter survival, as well as, providing true motivational messages, mixed with purely educational facts.
Star is also very proud to be 100% sober, proudly representing our Native American Nations wellness movement, and is more than just tuned in to our future generations in this day and age. She directly identifies with all that they are dreaming over, needing, and wanting to overcome to build a safe community and a prosperous tomorrow.
“The National Institute of Justice estimates 84% of American Indian and Alaska Native women have experienced violence at some time in their lifetime, and more than half (50%) have endured this violence at the hands of an intimate partner. More than two-thirds of the women, or 66%, say they have been the victims of psychological aggression by a partner.”
Please join us in ending Domestic Violence in our Community.
Schedule of Events:
10:00 AM Registration/Beading Workshop
11:00 AM Domestic Violence Awareness Walk
12:30 PM Feast to follow the walk (Feel free to bring a dish to pass!)
1:00 PM Guest Speaker, Star Nayea
Contact: 906) 353-4599 for more information.