Training and Technical Assistance on Violence Against Indian Women

Training and Technical Assistance for OVW Tribal Program 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 Tribal 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 domestic violence and sexual assault. 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.

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:

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.


MSH-TA is supported by grant no. 2015-TA-AX-K028 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. DoJ. Opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. DoJ, Office on Violence Against Women.