Mending the Sacred Hoop TA Project

Training & Technical Assistance for OVW Tribal Grantees

Welcome to Mending the Sacred Hoop Technical Assistance Project (MSH-TA). MSH-TA serves as the Comprehensive Technical Assistance Provider for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women Tribal Governments Program Grantees (Tribal Grantees).

We work with tribes and Native communities, villages, reservations, rancherias and pueblos across the United States to improve the justice system, law enforcement, and service provider response to the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in Native communities.

Our mission is to restore safety and integrity to Native women by assisting Native sovereign nations in strengthening their response to violence against American Indian / Alaska Native women. We work to improve the safety of Native women who experience battering, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking by assisting Tribal grantees with training, technical assistance and resource materials that specifically address violence against American Indian/Alaska Native women.

 
 

Trainings

Check back regularly for the latest in workshops and trainings that are offered!

2017 2nd Annual Tribal Governments Program National Summit Saint Paul, MN August 29-31, 2017 More Information»
 
 

Information for Grantees

Technical Assistance to OVW Tribal Grantees

We provide on-site technical assistance* to OVW Tribal Program grantees on programming, prevention, engaging men and youth, Native women’s leadership and other areas specific to addressing violence against women. We also offer technical assistance through phone consultation, our website, and referrals, including referrals to other TA providers, MSH-TA training faculty or other grantees working on similar issues.

Mending the Sacred Hoop TA Project Trainings & Consultations

Trainings & Workshops – MSH-TA is dedicated to the safety and sovereignty of Native women, assisting Native communities in the development and enhancement of culturally specific responses to violence against women based on each community’s unique circumstances. We provide culturally relevant training and workshops addressing violence against Native women to Office on Violence Against Women Tribal Program grantees on:

We also offer training and consultation on facilitating education groups and grassroots organizing on issues that affect the safety & sovereignty of Native women.

*Consultations – MSH-TA offers on-site consultations for planning and program development. These may include one to three days of evaluation and assessment of services such as shelter, advocacy, batterers’ re-education, developing a coordinated community response, law enforcement, developing tribal visitation centers, and other related programs.

Trainings and workshops are customized to your community’s needs and resources. Call us toll-free at: 888-305-1650.

 

 
 

Partners

Praxis International works toward the elimination of violence in the lives of women and their children, primarily through analyzing and changing institutional practices that contribute to men’s violence toward women and methods of social control that make women vulnerable to violence. Projects include the Advocacy Learning Center; the Blueprint for Safety; Institutional Analysis/Community Assessment; and the Rural Advocacy project.

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, has as its mission the provision of federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and the administration of justice for and strengthening of services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition (MIWSAC) strengthens Native women’s voices and builds resources to create awareness and eliminate sexual violence against Indian women and children, while working to influence social change and reclaim traditional values that honor the sovereignty of Indian women and children. MIWSAC programs include: the Native Youth Culture Program, the Barrette Project, MN Accessing Paths to Safety – MAPS , Engaging Native Men & Boys in Sexual Violence Prevention and technical assistance for OVW’s Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program.

Red Wind Consulting works to strengthen Tribal programs and Native organizations’ ability to develop and enhance local responses to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and sex trafficking through training and tribal technical assistance. Programs include: Haseya Advocate Program,  the National Tribal Advocate Center, and the OVW Tribal TA Program serving tribal transitional housing and children and youth program grantees.

Southwest Center for Law & Policy: provides legal training and technical assistance to tribal communities and to organizations and agencies serving Native people. SWCLAP is the host of the National Tribal Trial College providing free legal training for attorneys, judges, law enforcement, advocates and community members on violence against Native women issues. Other projects include: the National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault and SAFESTAR, a tribal community sexual assault services training program.

Tribal Law & Policy Institute (TLPI): provides free publication resources, comprehensive training, and technical assistance for Native nations and tribal justice systems in order to empower Native communities to create and control their own institutions for the benefit of all community members, now, and for future generations. TLPI projects include: the Tribal Court Clearinghouse, Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts Project, and the 2013 VAWA Enhanced Jurisdiction Project.

MSH-TA is supported by grant no. 2015-TA-AX-K028 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in the publications/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

 
 

Partners

Praxis International works toward the elimination of violence in the lives of women and their children, primarily through analyzing and changing institutional practices that contribute to men’s violence toward women and methods of social control that make women vulnerable to violence. Projects include the Advocacy Learning Center; the Blueprint for Safety; Institutional Analysis/Community Assessment; and the Rural Advocacy project.

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, has as its mission the provision of federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and the administration of justice for and strengthening of services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition (MIWSAC) strengthens Native women’s voices and builds resources to create awareness and eliminate sexual violence against Indian women and children, while working to influence social change and reclaim traditional values that honor the sovereignty of Indian women and children. MIWSAC programs include: the Native Youth Culture Program, the Barrette Project, MN Accessing Paths to Safety – MAPS , Engaging Native Men & Boys in Sexual Violence Prevention and technical assistance for OVW’s Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program.

Red Wind Consulting works to strengthen Tribal programs and Native organizations’ ability to develop and enhance local responses to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and sex trafficking through training and tribal technical assistance. Programs include: Haseya Advocate Program,  the National Tribal Advocate Center, and the OVW Tribal TA Program serving tribal transitional housing and children and youth program grantees.

Southwest Center for Law & Policy: provides legal training and technical assistance to tribal communities and to organizations and agencies serving Native people. SWCLAP is the host of the National Tribal Trial College providing free legal training for attorneys, judges, law enforcement, advocates and community members on violence against Native women issues. Other projects include: the National Indian Country Clearinghouse on Sexual Assault and SAFESTAR, a tribal community sexual assault services training program.

Tribal Law & Policy Institute (TLPI): provides free publication resources, comprehensive training, and technical assistance for Native nations and tribal justice systems in order to empower Native communities to create and control their own institutions for the benefit of all community members, now, and for future generations. TLPI projects include: the Tribal Court Clearinghouse, Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts Project, and the 2013 VAWA Enhanced Jurisdiction Project.

MSH-TA is supported by grant no. 2015-TA-AX-K028 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in the publications/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

 
 

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