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Tundra Womens Coalition
P.O. Box 2029
248 6th Avenue
Bethel, AK 99559
Business Line (907) 543-3444
Fax (907) 543-3752
Please help save a life today by making a Pick.Click.Give. contribution to TWC when you file for your 2019 PFD. If you have already filed and would like to add or increase a Pick.Click.Give. contribution, you may do so by visiting pfd.alaska.gov and clicking the green Pick.Click.Give. button.
Remember, contributions made to TWC through Pick.Click.Give. are eligible entries into Bethel Community Services Foundation’s Give+Get drawing for $1,000 or $500!
Qaspeq sewers, we need you!!
TWC is planning to ramp up our Domestic Violence Awareness Month Purple Qaspeq campaign this year with a purple qaspeq auction, but first we need some qaspeqs to action off. We have lots of nice purple fabrics, we just need some fabulous creative sewers to donate their time to turn it into beautiful qaspeqs for us. If you or someone you know would like to help us with this project, please email or call Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-545-1855. Thank you so much for working with us to make the Delta safe for all women and children!
Last week, TWC hosted a retreat for shelter residents and staff together, called Qinuitnakun Pillgutekluta (Togetherness Through Peace).
The day began with an Elder-led prayer & breakfast with the shelter families and TWC staff. Several residents commented on how nice it was to eat together.
Elders provided teachings & stories for two hours. This was followed with a snack of traditional Native foods shared with families, the Elders and some TWC staff. The Elders commented, “This was nice and the way it should be.”
While shelter residents and staff listened to the teachings of the Elders, a large group of children were provided guided activities. Children were heard talking, “Something fun is happening!”
The families prepared to go on a boat ride and look for berries. An Elder accompanied the families on the boat.
The Elder opened dinner with a prayer and families and staff ate together. Staff were able to help with children and infants so mothers could eat and talk with the Elder and other adults. A resident said, “This is like a family day!”
The evening ended with a drumming circle. TWC provided childcare for children too young to participate in the drumming circle. The Elder left saying it was, “A good fun day. I’m glad I was invited.”
We would like to extend a special thank you to everyone
who has so generously supported our programs through
their time, talents and financial support in 2017.
If you have not yet had the opportunity to make a contribution and would like to do so, please click here.
Please join Tundra Women’s Coalition for the following events during
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 12:00 PM
Meet at the YP Cultural Center and walk to TWC for potluck lunch.
UNHEARD VOICES/UNHEARD WISDOM ART EXHIBIT:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18 – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 12:00 – 7:00 PM with artist talk at 5:30 PM
Exhibition at the YP Cultural Center of Art by Carmen Anderson depicting victims impacted by domestic and sexual abuse.
PEACETALK RADIO SHOW ON KYUK:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 10:00 AM
Tune in to 640 AM to hear a discussion on healthy relationships and domestic violence prevention.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 7:00 PM
Meet at TWC to remember those who have been lost and those currently affected by domestic violence.
We are so excited to announce the premier of our new film, The Drum Keeper.
A free screening of The Drum Keeper will take place on September 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the YP Cultural Center.
Concessions will be sold by Teens Acting Against Violence (TAAV) members.
The Drum Keeper follows the story of an intertribal drum, created in Bethel and used in drumming circles and talking circles for many years. This drum has provided a space around which many different groups of people have come together to share stories and strategies for living a healthy life and fostering respectful relationships. As the creator of the drum moves on to his home downstates, this film captures the effort, through TWC’s Engaging Men and Boys program, to pass on the care of the drum to a young man from Bethel attending Kuskokwim Learning Academy. At its heart, this is a film about the connection between the love, energy and skill required to care for a drum and learning to apply those same efforts to caring for each other and ourselves.
To support the Engaging Men and Boys program and other important programs at TWC, please click here! Thank you for all you do to support the development of culturally relevant opportunities and healthy relationship skills for youth throughout the YK Delta.
TWC would like to join our sister programs throughout the state in extending our sincerest thanks to Diane Kaplan, Rasmuson Foundation, State of Alaska, Wells Fargo, Mat-Su Health Foundation, The Foraker Group, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, Bethel Community Services Foundation, The Verizon Foundation, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, the Ambassador to Qatar, Dana Shell Smith, Steve Fishback, Martha Schoenthal, Doug Cobb and everyone else who worked on the Domestic Violence Shelter Improvement Program that paid for our shelter’s deferred maintenance. New countertops, ovens, washers and HVAC may not seem like the most exciting of projects, but they are helping our lives run much more smoothly here at TWC. We are especially thankful for the HVAC – ours has been problematic since we’ve been in our new building and it’s incredibly satisfying to finally have it fixed!