The Mending the Sacred Hoop Coalition is a statewide Tribal Domestic Violence Coalition serving all tribal communities as well as urban and community 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 people.
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 families and hold those who batter accountable for their use of violence.
The Sacred Hoop Coalition provides training, technical assistance, and resources to Native 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.
The Sacred Hoop Coalition is supported by grant no. 2020-IW-AX-0003 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed are those of the SHC and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.