Eco Systems of Care
We utilize an Eco System of Care, a just and unconditional approach to direct services and systems change that focusses on three distinct levels the person, community, and regional level. At the person level we provide culturally founded care to our MMIWG2S and victims of sexual violence that is both healing and preventative. The community and regional levels are focused on systems change through de-colonizing policy and institutions, building collective power through awareness and education, and creating collaboratives of support for our MMIW families and victims of sexual violence.
person levels of Care
Culturally founded and land-based services
Cultural tools offered for healing and prevention of trauma inflicted from acts of colonial violence such as but not limited to sexual violence and MMIWG2S
Cultural Tools: Teaching lodge, maple sugaring, elder visits, original language learning, cedar bath, full moon ceremony, berry fasting, fasting, medicine gathering/making, sewing/beading, traditional tool making, traditional foods/feasting
community levels of care
Two-Eyed Approaches to Eco Systems of Care- (systems change)
Collaborative and community approaches to care that are culturally founded working parallel with western agencies that serve victims of sexual violence and MMIWG2S
That create systems, change and cultural shifts in thinking around the issues of MMIWG2S and sexual violence against indigenous women by addressing the root causes of these acts of violence, systemic and institutional racism
MMIWG2S and survivor led Responsive Services, forums for education and awareness around the issues of MMIW and sexual violence against indigenous womenMMIWG2S survivors
Building space for Indigenous women and two-spirit to reclaim power over body, mind, and spirit
regional levels of careGreat Lakes Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirit Alliance GLIWG2SA
Advocacy for indigenous and survivor led initiatives for systems change through data sovereignty, policy work, and institutional decolonization.
Ongoing efforts to protect Mother Earth and Waters as prevention of sexual violence and MMMIWG2