Engaging Native Men and Boys in Sexual Violence Prevention Program
Back to Traditional Teachings
Four Native specific Public Service Announcements are being developed under the direction of Native men and boys directed towards Native men and boys as a call to action to rethink the social norms, attitudes, and behaviors they have been socialized with until now. The return to traditional teachings and values of balance, respect, and non-violence will be evident in the PSA’s.
Four Native specific video vignettes are currently being filmed under the direction of Native men and boys directed towards Native men and boys demonstrating Native values around respect, balance, healthy behaviors, non-violent relationships, accountability, and self- respect.
Two cultural community events will be held to mobilize and engage Native men and boys. The focus of both events will be to demonstrate Native men and boys working as allies with Native women and girls by calling on Native men and boys from the community to action around violence prevention through instilling Native values around respect, balance, healthy behaviors, and non-violent relationships.
Cultivating Allies From Within
A Native Boys Retreat was held in conjunction with our 9th annual Native Girls Retreat. MIWSAC’s work with youth has focused on prevention and reconnecting our youth with Native cultural activities and values that promote positive and healthy lifestyles, as well as developing a strong sense of self and identity.
A One Day Primary Prevention Summit will be held to gather Native men and boys who are mobilizing as allies with women and girls to prevent and end sexual violence.
An Engaging Native Men and Boys in Violence Prevention Facebook page has been created and moderated by a Native male as a means to reinforce healthy social norms, attitudes and behaviors that support respect, balance, non-violent relationships.