Safety and Sovereignty

Ending Violence Against Native Women

Mending the Sacred Hoop works from a social change perspective to end violence against Native women and children while restoring the safety, sovereignty, and sacredness of Native women.

Announcing:

Mending the Sacred Hoop is offering the new 2024 MSH Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocate’s Training Manual, a 20-year anniversary edition with updates through to 2024. The manual is available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JjEHWg-KAZ0MjMcB-uZ_SgpVbvftbore/view?usp=sharing

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COMMITTED

We are dedicated to strengthening the voice and vision of Native peoples. Our approach to this mission involves grassroots organizing within communities. Ultimately, we seek to restore the leadership of Native women in addressing domestic and sexual violence.

OUR MISSION

Social Change to End Violence Against Native Women

Mending the Sacred Hoop works from a social change perspective to end violence against Native people while restoring safety, sovereignty, and sacredness of Native relatives. We are dedicated to strengthening the voice and vision of Indigenous peoples. This approach is founded on inclusive grassroots organizing from within communities and the restoration of Indigenous-centered leadership in addressing domestic and sexual violence.

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Projects

View our special projects, collaborations, and activities

Through a wide array of projects, MSH provides culturally-specific assistance to survivors, tribes, and all tribal communities across Minnesota and the country in addressing and preventing domestic, sexual violence, and intersecting issues such as MMIR and sex trafficking occurring within their communities and families.

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Tribal Coalition

Organizing to end violence against Native women

Raising the voices of Native women throughout Minnesota, building the capacity of survivors, advocates, Native women’s organizations, and victim service providers to end domestic violence against American Indian women.

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Resources

Information gathered for survivors, advocates, and more

Take a look at this helpful list of resources including: brochures, videos, manuals, and more. Some items have been created by MSH and some have been gathered from different sources around the web.

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Thank you for your support to end violence against American Indian and Alaska Native Women. Your gift is greatly appreciated.

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Reward Fund to Find MMIWg2S

Mending the Sacred Hoop, Native Lives Matter Coalition, and the City of Duluth announce the creation of a reward fund for information regarding Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirit people in the Twin Ports: Gaagige-Mikwendaagoziwag “They Will Be Remembered Forever.” Funds will be used to encourage those with information on the missing to report