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Becoming a MIWSAC Member

The Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition’s membership is comprised of Advocates, survivors and others who are working to end violence in our Native Communities, and includes Native & non-Native; all genders and individuals and organizational members who bring with them extensive cultural knowledge and long histories of working in sexual assault and/or domestic violence programs. It is their effort and dedication that propel us forward as we work to end sexual violence in our communities.
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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MIWSAC Mission Statement:

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.


There are many ways to Join the Movement ending sexual and intimate partner violence.

  • Our membership is comprised of Advocates, survivors and others who are working to end violence in our Native Communities, and includes Native & non-Native, all genders and individuals and organizational members.
  • Because sexual violence is often a very personal matter, MIWSAC welcomes individual membership.
  • One does not have to be associated with a program, or even identify as a victim or survivor of sexual violence to be committed to the movement of ending sexual violence in Indian Country.
  • Become an Individual Member or Member program
  • Contribute and receive relevant information through our email listserv
  • Opportunities to contribute our collective voice across Minnesota and Indian Country to end sexual violence
  • Scholarships (as funds are available) to attend MIWSAC projects, coalition meetings, trainings, and local or national events
  • No Membership Fees
  • Inter-Tribal and local networking opportunities
  • Share your expertise with other Advocates, Survivors and Helpers/Allies
  • Annual Statewide Conference
  • Visioning Meeting
  • Annual Meeting
  • Quarterly Coalition Meetings
  • Virtual Gatherings (zoom)
  • Culturally Specific Public Service Announcements
  • Solidarity Shawl Project in collaboration with Sacred Hoop Coalition
  • MMIR March every February and national events on National MMIWG/R Day on May 5th each year
  • Share culturally relevant resources with other members
  • Collaborate as a community on emerging topics in our communities
  • End intergenerational trauma with Strong Hearted engagement based upon healing and tribal sovereignty, pride, and our traditional values!
  • On-Site, national, and regional training and technical assistance opportunities for Activists, Advocates and Community Members
  • Webinar training opportunities
  • Peer-to-Peer trainings and conversations at Quarterly MIWSAC Membership Meetings
  • Returning To The Teachings of Our Grandmothers and Native Focused 40-Hour Sexual Assault Advocacy Training
  • There is wide range of resources and expertise available across Indian Country. Please inquire at any time.


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: