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Engaging Native Men and boys

NAMESVP | Native American Menfolk Educating on Sexual Violence Prevention

Created by Native menfolk, for Native menfolk of all ages, MIWSAC piloted our Men’s Toolkit in late 2023.

The Toolkit helps to facilitate a to return to ancestral practices and ways of knowing around masculinity and healthy sexuality

Facilitated by Dr. Giniwgiizhig, Sterling Knox, Don Fairbanks, & Dan Barientez

Sessions were held in partnership with Leech Lake Tribal College Extension & Community Education and funded by the Minnesota Department of Health: Sexual Violence Prevention Program and MIWSAC.


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Raising Awareness

MIWSAC staff worked with Native men across the state to create an outreach and awareness series, consisting of a variety of posters speaking out against sexual violence in our Indigenous communities and the role men play in teaching, healing and embodying social change.

If you are interested in ordering posters for your organization or community, reach out to [email protected]!


Men's Panels

MIWSAC holds space for ongoing conversations, where our menfolk gather to share their own experiences, to teach, learn, and model their own self-reflection, healing, growing, and supporting survivors of sexual violence.

View a recent Virtual Men’s Panel and reach out if you are interested in deepening and expanding these essential conversations amongst other menfolk!

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Men's Summits for Cultural Healing and Collective Action

Our Men’s Summits create culturally meaningful spaces and offer tangible resources and support for Native men/masculine folk to self-organize, plan, create their own activities and agenda, and gather safely with one another to heal, build trust, explore solutions, and gain momentum in ending gender-based violence. MIWSAC remains committed to deepening our efforts by creating space for ALL of us to Indigenize masculinity and decolonize the ways in which we do our collective work. These Summits are our humble invitation to ALL of us to work for freedom from violence and wellness in each of our communities!

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Making Space to Rise Discussion Guide

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