Sacred Hoop Coalition

Tribal Domestic Violence Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women

The Sacred Hoop Coalition is a statewide Tribal Domestic Violence Coalition serving all 11 tribal communities as well as urban programs in the state of Minnesota. The purpose of our coalition is to build the capacity of survivors, advocates, Native women’s organizations and victim service providers to end violence against Native women.

We believe that community organizing and dialogue at the local level increases the opportunity to develop strong, cooperative working relationships with one another in the work to end violence against women in our communities. The challenge for our communities is to reclaim traditional views of women, developing culturally-based responses to intimate partner violence that ensure the safety of Native women and hold those who batter accountable for their use of violence.

The Sacred Hoop Coalition provides training, technical assistance, and resources to tribal communities in Minnesota organizing to address domestic violence. It is our goal to build community-based responses that address violence against Indian women; keeping their voices at the forefront of our work.

Sacred Hoop Coalition Staff

Jill Bellefeuille – Learning & Resource Coordinator

Office: (218) 623-4667 ext. 120



Coalition Trainings & Events

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

Leadership and Capacity Building Institute Virtual September 20-24, 2021 More Information»

StrongHearts Native Helpline

Need to talk? The StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-7NATIVE) is a safe, anonymous and confidential service for Native Americans affected by domestic violence and dating violence. Advocates are available at no cost 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST, 7 days a week when you are ready to reach out. StrongHearts offers immediate peer-to-peer support, crisis intervention, safety planning and referrals to culturally-appropriate resources. Visit for more information on abuse types and behaviors.

Working to End Violence Against Native American Women

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