Tribal COVID-19 Coalition Technical Assistance Project
The goals of the Tribal COVID-19 Coalition Technical Assistance Project are built-upon the restoration of safety for Native people. This project provides technical assistance, activities, and materials that will support Tribal SA/DV programs better respond to the many changes that have occurred in their programs and services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These project activities are designed to provide information and support to enhance the capacity of advocates, programs, Tribal community members, allied organizations and/ or services providers in their response to and the response and prevention of violence during and after a public disaster like COVID-19.
Survivor Financial Support Project
The MSH Survivor Financial Support Project assists by disseminating funds to assist in meeting survivors’ basic needs and address the financial impact of experiencing domestic or sexual violence compounded by the immeasurable impacts of theCOVID-19 pandemic. This program is available to survivors of SA/DV and intersecting violence that are living in Minnesota. Approved applicants can request a one-time financial support for childcare, housing, transportation, and other costs to reduce barriers to their safety, using a simple online application.
Cultural Outreach, Engagement, and Prevention Project
The goal of this project includes identifying and prioritizing the best outreach, education, engagement, and prevention practices in collaboration with tribal leadership, media, and tribal community members. MSH provides efficient and effective support services to ensure that Natives in Minnesota and across Turtle Island have access to educational prevention resources, engagement/outreach strategies, and sovereign-based collaborative support networks that reflect the best of culture anti-violence problem-solving ways woven tightly with traditional cultural practices.
DV/SA program includes a culturally specific safety audit on correlation with the Minnesota criminal justice system response. This project focuses on collaboration with tribal leadership across Minnesota to conduct focus groups and interviews on Native specific responses to systemic and institutionalized responses that are meant to serve Indigenous communities often without tribal consultation for processes and implementation that are survivor and culturally based. Also, a Tribal Advocate Wellness Assessment project has been developed to support those who are working within the anti-violence movement, in wellness, to provide advocacy that is traditionally focused on healing, trust, and the Seven Sacred Values of Being