Wiconi Wawokiya provides Public Awareness through print, radio PSA and newspaper and billboard advertising to promote awareness. They also hold various activities in the community during some of the National recognized awareness months including;
Human Trafficking and Stalking Awareness Month – January
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month – Feburary
Sexual Assault Awareness Month – April
Domestic Violence Awareness Month – October
In conjunction with these awareness activities, Wiconi Wawokiya holds annual events that promote wellness amoung women and men in their community:
Wiconi Wawokiya works tirelessly to educate the community about violence and victims.
In 2001, the staff hosted their first annual powwow, entitled “In Honor of Victims and Survivors,” which brought the community together to honor and respect victims and survivors.
Wiconi Wawokiya honored victims and survivors with a giveaway. Hosting this annual event is a great opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate and honor survivors as well as learn about stopping the cycle of violence.
Wiconi Wawokiya also coordinates other events throughout the year to raise awareness of the issues of child abuse and domestic violence, including production of a quarterly newsletter with resources, stories, and topics to support healing for victims. From the smallest child victim to the small act of helping a victim dial the phone to talk to law enforcement, no victim or victim’s need is too small for the staff and volunteers at Wiconi Wawokiya.
By striving to eradicate violence from homes, workplaces, and schools, they are creating a safer community and Nation. One victim and family at a time, they break the cycle of violence and help victims realize they are irreplaceable.