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Haseya Advocate Program
office hours

The Haseya Crisis line is answered 9:00 to 3:00 daily. Advocates are available for walk-ins:
Monday 9:00 - 3:00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:00 - 3:00
Thursday 9:00 - 3:00
Friday 9:00 - 12:00

Walk-ins are NOT available during COVID at this time.
The Haseya Advocate can help you learn about the different processes, help you fill out the forms, and file paperwork with the appropriate agency.
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Haseya Advocate Program works to address violence against Native survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Haseya's vision is that every American Indian/Alaska Native woman will be treated with respect, honored as a sacred being, and have a safe and peaceful life.
As we heal ourselves, we heal our ancestors, and transform the future of our children
Dr Corrine Sanchez
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The Crisis Affecting Indigenous Women

Indigenous women face some of the most shocking statistics of violence of any group. Monycka Snowbird shares the historical trauma that haunts Indigenous women to this day.

Recently we have witnessed some important milestones in achieving increased visibility of Indigenous people in mainstream media with the national coverage of mascot changes, the election of Native representatives, and awareness related to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) or the more inclusive, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (MMIR) crisis across our country. This representation impacts the way we address a multitude of issues that Native people face in a very intersectional way, specifically related to our safety.
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Colorado Springs City Council votes unanimously to enact Indigenous Peoples' Day

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado Springs City Council passed a unanimous vote Tuesday to enact Indigenous Peoples’ Day, to be held the second Monday of each October.

The resolution will replace a one-day designation that has been renewed each year for the past five years.

“We’re thankful that this is now a permanent resolution,” said Monycka Snowbird of the Anishinaabe and Marten Clan. “We’ve been wanting this for decades.”

Five years ago, Snowbird and several friends met at a coffee shop to work on a plan to approach City Council about honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day. A permanent resolution would require a vote of Council.
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New mural in Colorado addresses violence against Indigenous women, girls, and Two Spirit individuals

On a hot summer morning, in a parking lot near the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, several vehicles have a common Colorado bumper sticker: an image of a Colorado license plate, proclaiming, in capital letters, “NATIVE.”

The stickers imply superiority for those who were born in Colorado, opposed to transplants from out-of-state.

But to literal Native peoples of Indigenous descent, non-Native settlers are all relative newcomers. What is now Colorado Springs was once inhabited, or frequented, by nearly fifty Native tribes that had trade and cultural ties to the area for hundreds to thousands of years before colonization.
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New Colorado Springs mural addresses plight of Indigenous community

Artist Gregg Deal is painting a 77-feet tall mural in downtown as part of the Art on the Streets exhibit. The portrait of his daughter, Sage Deal, is intended to bring awareness to Indigenous women, girls and LGTBQ people who face a high risk of going missing or being murdered. Video | Take Back the Power

More than 4 in 5 American Indian and Alaska Native women have experienced violence in their lifetime, according to the National Institute of Justice Research Report. Gregg Deal, an Indigenous artist and activist, has partnered with Art of the Streets to create a 60-foot mural titled 'Take Back the Power'. The mural shows Deal’s daughter, 14-year-old Sage Deal, wearing a mix of contemporary clothing and traditional Indigenous accessories. She is depicted with a red handprint painted on the lower half of her face, a reference to the national Missing and Murdered Indigenous Womxn, Girls, and Two Spirit campaign bringing awareness to the high rate at which Indigenous women, girls and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ) individuals go missing or are murdered. (Video by Katie Klann)
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Indigenous women lead Colorado Springs Womxn's March

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Thousands of people showed up to downtown Colorado Springs for the Womxn's March on Saturday.

This year the "e" in women was changed to an "x" to be more inclusive. There were speeches, lots of chanting, and lots of signs. The main takeaway was inclusion and representation for all women. But many people were there to share a more specific message.

At the front of the line were dozens of indigenous women with a red hand marks over their faces and red signs. On those red signs were names and pictures of missing and murdered indigenous women.
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Colorado Springs rally supports Indigenous women

According to the Haseya Advocate Program, indigenous women face domestic abuse more often than women of other ethnicities.

A rally downtown Sunday brought attention to how to help them. The group says 6,000 indigenous women are missing or have been murdered, and it’s not talked about enough.

More than 80% of indigenous women have experienced some sort of violence in their lives.
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Oh woman, remember who you are. Woman, it is the whole earth
Joy Harjo