The Lioness Project

The Lioness Project for Women

8 week program / 1 class a week

The Lioness Project Flyer

Registration is FREE and open to current Diné College students and employees, John Hopkins employees, IHS employees, and Sandstone employee. Meals and snacks will be provided. Transportation will also be provided between the Tsaile Campus to Chinle Police Academy.

The Classes
The Navajo Police Training Academy in cooperation with Diné College proudly announces the “Lioness Project”. An eight week community training program designed to educate and empower indigenous women.

You’ll Learn
Domestic Violence Awareness, Self-Defense, Firearms Safety, Sexual Assault Prevention, and Cyber Safety

Tsaile Campus Security Training Facility and Navajo Police Training Academy

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


  • March 16, 2022 (Week 1) – Situation Awareness
  • March 23, 2022 (Week 2) – Physical Self-Defense
  • March 30, 2022 (Week 3) – Domestic Violence
  • April 06, 2022 (Week 4) – Sexual Assault Prevention
  • April 13, 2022 (Week 5) – Self-Defense/Improvised Tools
  • April 20, 2022 (Week 6) – Cyber-Safety
  • April 22, 2022 (Week 6) – Firearms Safety/Orientation
  • April 27, 2022 (Week 7) – Active Threat Response
  • May 04, 2022 (Week 8) – Stop the Bleed/Graduation

Navajo Police Sergeant Lucy Dan and Officer Shannon Johnson

Registration Deadline: February 25, 2022

Things to Know about the Lioness Project:

  • Due to COVID restrictions, the program is cap at 15 participants (Cohort-base).
  • Open to only Diné College Students, Employees, families at Student Housing (Tsaile), and 3rd Party Entities who are housed on-campus and networks closely with the College on-site.
  • Participants must have up-to-date COVID Vaccination doses to participate.
  • Classes are all 100% face-to-face. No virtual sessions.
  • Classes held 6pm-9pm
    • Each class is 3-hours long, 1x class per week (except Week 6 will have 2 classes)
  • Program delivery will be conducted at the 1) Tsaile Campus Security Training Facility and the 2) Chinle Navajo Police Training Academy.
  • Must complete all 8 course sessions to earn a certificate and Lioness Project t-shirt at the end of program.
  • Must be 14 years and older to register and participate.
  • Classes will be taught by Instructors of the Navajo Police Training Academy and their partnering agencies (health care agencies and services).
  • Transportation will be provided to and from the Chinle Navajo Police Training Academy Facility for those who need it.
  • Do not need to be physically fit to participate.
  • Counseling Services will be available at 3-course sessions.
  • 1 meal will be provided to participates at each class session.
  • Courses are lecture base and hands-on activities.

This is our first Lioness Project that will be offered this Spring 2022 at the Tsaile Main Campus. Due to the pandemic, the program is carefully designed to promote the safety, health and wellness of participants, as well as instructors teaching the face-to-face class. CDC-guidelines will be in place for the program and participants will continue to abide by the College’s safety guidelines throughout the course delivery.

Participants who register for the class will be emailed prior to the First Day of Class to conduct program orientation and Meet & Greet with Instructors on March 2, 2022 at 6pm-9pm at the Tsaile Campus Security Training Facility.

For more information contact:

Sergeant Lucy Dan

Shannon Johnson
(480) 313-5486

Velveena Davis
(928) 724-6846

Gaven Beach
(928) 724-6840

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