The Drum Keeper – free screening of our new film


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.

Shelter Improvement!

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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! 

Pick.Click.Give to TWC when you file for your PFD!

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“Just as domestic violence can leave a physical and emotional mark on the body and spirit, the presence of TWC in the YK Delta has left a mark on the community that shines in a positive way, like a beacon of hope for life–a healthy life free of fear and harm.”    – Monica Charles, TWC Board Secretary

Please consider making a Pick.Click.Give contribution to Tundra Women’s Coalition when you file electronically for your PFD. Your support ensures a safe place in the YK Delta for women and children fleeing violence. Additionally, your contribution automatically enters you into the BCSF-sponsored Give+Get drawing for $1000 or $500 for you AND $1000 or $500 for the YK Delta nonprofit of your choice!

If you have already filed and would like to add or increase your contribution, please visit or click here and click the green button labeled “Add or change your Pick.Click.Give. donation.”

Thank you for your generosity and vision for safety across the YK Delta!

#bethelgives to Tundra Women’s Coalition!


Tundra Women’s Coalition has wishes to be filled this holiday season! The #bethelgives #GivingTuesday campaign has created a Wish Book to make it easy for people, families and groups who are passionate about our mission of safety and empowerment to support us in achieving our goals. Click here to learn about our needs, our mission and our impact in Bethel and the surrounding region! We will accept items and monetary contributions at the #bethelgives Saturday market table on November 26th and throughout the holiday season!

If you’d like more information about the #bethelgives campaign or would like to know about the different ways to support the campaign, please visit or click here to see information about the campaign.

If you have any questions about Tundra Women’s Coalition, the #bethelgives campaign or ways you can help TWC fulfill our mission, please call or email Lisa Whalen at / 907-545-1855 or call TWC’s main office at 907-543-3444.

2016 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Activities





MONDAY, OCTOBER 3rd, 12:00 pm, Yupiit Piciryariat Cultural Center

Peacewalk begins at the Yupiit Piciryariat Cultural Center at noon and ends at Tundra Women’s Coalition with a lunch potluck.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9th, 6:30 pm, Yupiit Piciryariat Cultural Center

Concert at the Yupiit Piciryariat Cultural Center featuring musical women from around the world. If you would like to participate in a Community Choir that will be opening for this concert, practices are at the Cultural Center on OCT 2nd at 3:00 pm, OCT 7th at 6:30 pm and OCT 9th at 4:00 pm. Contact Reyne Athanas at 907-543-4538 for more information.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11th – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13th, Yupiit Piciryariat Cultural Center

National Institute of Crime Prevention Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault training at Yupiit Piciryariat Cultural Center. Register through AVCP. Contact the AVCP Tribal Justice Department at 907-543-7326 for more information.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13th – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Yupiit Piciryariat Cultural Center

Public meeting of Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault held at Yupiit Piciryariat Cultural Center. All are welcome to attend.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 10:00 am, KYUK 640 AM

Tune your radio to KYUK 640 AM to hear a discussion on healthy relationships and domestic violence prevention.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27th, 7:00 pm, Tundra Women’s Coalition

Meet at Tundra Women’s Coalition to remember those who have been lost and those currently affected by domestic violence.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer for Domestic Violence Awareness Month events,
please call the TWC office at 907-543-3444.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Wednesday, October 7th at 12pm
Peace Walk: Starts at Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center and ends At Tundra Women’s Coalition with a lunch potluck!

Friday, October 9th  at 6:00 pm
Engaging Men and Boys Dance Gathering: Come to Gladys Jung Elementary School and support local and non-local Yuraq Dancers as they show their support for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Admission is FREE

Friday, October 16th All Day
Wear Purple Day: Wear purple and help bring awareness to Domestic Violence in our community.

Saturday, October 24th at 5pm-7pm
TAAV Survey Event Taking place at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center. Catered by Tiffany Tony. Featuring past TAAV testimonials.

Wednesday, October 28that 7-9pm
Candlelight Vigil: To remember those who were lost and those who are being affected by domestic violence.

Friday, October 28th at 10am
Peace Talk: A discussion on domestic violence and domestic violence prevention on KYUK.

For questions or to volunteer call TWC @ (907)543-3444


TWC Accepting Applications!

Tundra Women’s Coalition provides safe, empowering services for families experiencing domestic or sexual violence. We seek to promote violence-free communities through culturally appropriate outreach programs and supportive services.

Interested in joining our team?

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Please fill out a TWC application and return to TWC office staff (applications can be picked up at TWC Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)