The Navajo Nation Council Chamber in Window
Published April 14, 2019
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Office of the Speaker and the 24th Navajo Nation Council invite the public, media, and Navajo Nation citizens to participate in a Sexual Assault Awareness Month Walk on Monday, April 15, 2019 in Window Rock, Ariz.
The walk is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude at the Navajo Nation Council Chamber at 10:00 a.m. Participants and groups are asked to meet at the Wells Fargo parking lot at 8:00 a.m.
Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty (Beclabito, Cove, Gadi’i’áhi/To’Koi, Red Valley, Tooh Haltsooi, Toadlena/Two Grey Hills, Tsé ałnáoz’t’I’í), a long-time advocate for sexual violence prevention, said the awareness walk is an opportunity for communities and leadership to show their support of sexual assault awareness, prevention, trauma-informed care and healing, and supporting survivors of sexual and domestic violence.
“Since 2016, the Navajo Nation Council and programs have held this walk to create awareness regarding sexual assault. With that in mind, we must also keep survivors and missing and murdered relatives in our thoughts in prayers. The work we do to make meaningful changes is for survivors, for our people, and for our children” said Delegate Crotty.
Delegate Crotty expressed her appreciation to Speaker Seth Damon, President Jonathan Nez, and Vice President Myron Lizer for designating the month of April as the Sexual Assault Awareness Month for the Navajo Nation.
WHAT: Sexual Assault Awareness Month Walk (SAAM Walk)
WHEN: Monday, April 15, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.
WHERE: Wells Fargo Parking Lot (meet-up); Navajo Nation Council Chamber (end location)
WHO: Public and Media Are Invited to Participate
For more information regarding the awareness walk, please contact the Office of the Speaker at (928) 871-7160.