Final Nanda Gikendan Report
Nanda Gikendan Violence Against Native Women Community Education and Engagement Project
The Nanda Gikendan project was a local effort to increase awareness of violence against Native women in our community and to organize community members to address the issue. Mending the Sacred Hoop established a series of 10 monthly community forums to educate community members, and service providers on violence against Native women issues. We centered each community forum on a traditional cultural teaching, and examined how this teaching could be used to address violence against women. Each forum was also used to raise awareness of local services, and to collect ideas for creating public awareness campaigns on domestic and sexual violence. The Nanda Gikendan Final Report summarizes the themes and activities of each monthly forum and highlights findings from our community survey.