Rights of Nature- All life is sacred both human and non-human and must be protected, nurtured, and honored
Lifelong Learning -we uplift and encourage learning and development of self from pre-conception to elderhood and beyond
Love- to learn to love self, family, and community in connection to the universe
Unconditional Care- creating access to just and equitable systems, connection to land, oral history, and indigenous ways of being
Right to self-determine - recognition of free will over mind, body, emotion, and spirit
Respect- respect for all ways of being, respect for self, and respect for all creation
Indigenous Traditional Governance – utilizing the power of the collective to share power and find solutions through clans, grandmother council, and uplifting of Matriarchal roles
Diversity and recognition of each induvial as being born with innate talents, gifts, and identity through clan relationships
What we do
Waking Women Healing institute is a place of healing and learning that offers:
Outcomes of WWHICreation of a System of Care that creates equitable, accessible systems of health founded in indigenous oral history, connection to land, and matriarchal leadership roles (systems change)
Increase Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit wellness of mind, body, and spiritProtection of Indigenous women/girls/two-spirit, Water, and Mother Earth
Who will we serve?
1) Missing Murdered Indigenous Women Families and survivors of sexual violence
2) Western agency and systems in need of education and awareness around issues of MMIW and sexual violence
3) Indigenous grassroots, coalitions, and allies around the Great Lakes who seek to protect water, indigenous women, and the land through addressing institutional racism and policy work within the Great Lakes Area of WI, MN, MI, and Chicago.