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Minnesota Coalition

The Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition (MIWSAC) is a statewide Tribal Coalition and National Tribal Technical Assistance Provider. MIWSAC has worked since 2001 to end gender-based violence and enhance tribal, state, and federal responses to sexual violence and sex-trafficking.

MIWSAC uses culturally based training, technical assistance, strategies, resources, tools, and a wide range of events and activities to engage and support survivors of sexual violence, advocates, service providers, community, and allies that are working to end sexual violence and sex trafficking across Minnesota’s 11 federally recognized Tribal Nations, urban Native bases, and Tribal communities across the country.

MIWSAC’s work is grounded in the philosophy that each of us have a role, purpose, and place in eradicating sexual violence. As we galvanize across gender, race, age, orientation, expertise, and experience, we are all safer.

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Through Unity We Will Strengthen Our Voices
and build resources to create awareness and eliminate sexual violence against Indian women and children. We will vigorously apply our efforts toward influencing social change and reclaim our traditional values that honor the sovereignty of Indian women and children.
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Creating Safety and Justice Through the Teachings of Our Grandmothers
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What Is Sexual Violence Prevention?

MIWSAC adheres to the value that preventing sexual violence means more than stopping an act of sexual violence before it occurs, or attempting to stop a harm-doer from causing harm.

We must also address the root causes of sexual violence which can include oppression, patriarchy, misogyny, military conquest, individualism, and other attitudes, believes and actions that promote a culture of violence using sex.

As we work to restore our original Indigenous worldview, centered around interdependence and collective wellness, there is room for healthy sexuality, enthusiastic consent, and a role and purpose for every single one of us!

The dictionary defines prevention like this:

prevention | prəˈven(t)SH(ə)n | (noun) 

The action of stopping something from happening or arising.

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Education & Training

Public Awareness

Engaging Native Men and Boys in Sexual Violence Prevention


Membership & Outreach

Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women


If you are seeking immediate assistance:

STRONGHEARTS Native Helpline:

1-844-7 NATIVE 

Polaris Project: National Human Trafficking Hotline

1-888-373-7888 or text “BeFree” to 233733

RAINN: Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network:

National Domestic Violence Hotline: