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July 2, 2020

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The Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s STOP Violence Program is located in Plummer Idaho, approximately 35 miles south of Coeur d’Alene Idaho.
The STOP Violence Program has continued to serve victims of domestic violence and sexual assault during the recent COVID-19 pandemic, our doors have remained open with 50% of our staff. Those of you who are familiar with our Program know that there are only two staff-persons here so at 50% tells you one has been here the past few months.

Although we’ve had to reduce some of the advocacy services due to other program or organization closure we have been pretty fortunate to be able to remain open. Our first positive cases started coming in the last week in May and they jumped up drastically in a matter of two weeks. For the following two weeks we saw a decline lasting approx.. two weeks and thought we were seeing an end, but that came to a halt on Friday June 26th when we started to see more positive cases so currently we are on another upswing. At this writing we will remain at 100% but that may change with continued positive cases.

I thank all of you for your support and caring during this challenging time, remember we are all in this together regardless of color, race, sex, religion or not, or how much money we have in the bank…

Stay safe and healthy.

Lim’lemtsh (Thank You)
Bernie LaSarte
Coeur d’Alene Tribal STOP Violence Program,
Executive Director
Plummer, Idaho

Training & Events

Hermano a Hermano: Engaging Latinx Men
Thursday, July 9th, 12:00PM – 1:30PM (MST) via Zoom Webinar

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The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence Thriving Families team, in conjunction with the Engaging Latinx Men project, invites you to join our webinar, Hermano a Hermano: Engaging Latinx Men, facilitated by Estafanía Mondragón of the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (Idaho Coalition), and presented by Dr. Nivea Casteñeda of Boise State University, and José Alfredo Hernández of A New Path.

The Engaging Latinx Men project is a project of the Idaho Coalition whose primary goal is to engage Latinx men and boys in the movement to end domestic and sexual violence in Canyon County through reconnecting to culture, shifting how men navigate masculinity, and raising awareness within community.

The Engaging Latin Men project presents a series of capacity building workshops for community members and organizations interested in ending domestic and sexual violence in the Latinx community in Canyon County.

In this webinar, participants will discuss the dynamics that perpetuate domestic violence in the Latinx community, explore findings from Canyon County Latinx community around domestic violence, and explore culturally-based approaches to end domestic violence in Latinx communities.

Register here!

Services for Youth Impacted by Teen Dating Violence: Increasing Access, Support, and Response
July 8th, 11:30AM – 1:30PM MT
Presented by: Jasmine Uribe, Chief Program Officer of Break the Cycle

Webinar objectives:

  • Understanding needs of underserved populations
  • Increasing youth access to services
  • Encouraging help-seeking behaviors

You can access the webinar here:

Save the date: Ti Novitawi Kocheukaakwe Virtual Conference Honoring Missing & Murdered Indigenous People
Througout October 2020

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All people are sacred and worthy of protection, justice, and wellness. The issue of Missing & Murdered Indigenous People should receive adequate response and prevention measures, and Idaho is taking steps toward that end. As we acknowledge this crisis and the changes urgently needed to save lives, and respond to this reality we begin the process of removing barriers to the safety of Native communities by strengthening the ability of Indigenous nations to protect mxn, womxn, and children. During October, the Idaho Coalition will host Ti Novitawi Kocheukaakwe Virtual Conference Honoring Missing & Murdered Indigenous People. Each presentation will be delivered virtually via Zoom.

Featuring Sarah Deer, Author of “The Beginning and End of Rape” On October 6th, 11:00AM-1:00PM We will announce additional speakers from Indigenous communities across the country whose powerful voices and insight and renown in the movement to end violence against Native folks.

Registration opens August 1st on

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