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 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.
JOIN THE SACRED HOOP TRIBAL COALITION
The Sacred Hoop Tribal Coalition works to eliminate violence against Native women and its effects by promoting justice and the restoration of the traditional status of Indigenous women. The Coalition exists to build the capacity of survivors, advocates, American Indian women’s organizations, and victim service providers across the state of Minnesota to end violence against Native women.
Sacred Hoop Coalition Native Women’s Advisory Board
The purpose of the Native Women’s Advisory Board is to build the capacity of Native women throughout the state of Minnesota by organizing, educating, and addressing the needs of Native survivors in Native communities in both a Tribal and Statewide arena. The Board informs the Coalition’s work through identifying issues faced by their communities, on and off-reservation regarding violence against Native women, with the goal of creating change at both the government and community level to barriers faced by Native survivors of intimate partner violence.
The Coalition has three priorities which the Board helps implement within their tribal communities:
- To increase statewide education on the issues faced by Native survivors and increase the visibility of Native survivors of domestic violence.
- To enhance the capacity of Native programs and advocates.
- To identify emerging issues and needs as identified by coalition members to organize on and to build into training and technical assistance.
The current Sacred Hoop Coalition Native Women’s Advisory Board members and their affiliated communities are:
Open Advisory Board Positions
Red Lake Nation – Open
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe – Open
Bois Forte Band of Chippewa – Open
Prairie Island Indian Community – Open
Bemidji Urban Area – Open
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe – Open
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