Women meet to share traditional and matriarchal knowledge that will support women and families in reducing and preventing domestic violence and abuse.
Participants wearing the Navajo bun hair tires they made during our Indigenous Women Healing Circles. Photo by Krystal Curley
Beginning Fall 2019 through Winter 2020, our Indigenous Women’s Working Group convening’s were taking place bi-monthly, we discussed traditional and matriarchal knowledge that will support women and families in reducing and preventing domestic violence and abuse. Our Healing Circles topics ranged from Healthy Relationships, Self Esteem For Indigneous Women, Zine Making 101, Community Health Impact Assessment 101, Traditional Indigenous Gender/Family Roles & Responsibility, “Moon Time''.
On December 14th, 2019, our IWWG held two survey events in Gallup, NM; Gallup Flea Market and Gallup Arts Crawl. We gained over 200 responses!! Community members were asked 5 simple questions and received a FREE hot beverage for completing the survey. Be on the lookout for the results in 2021!!
Our last in-person event - Pre-Covid - highlighted local and regional sexual and domestic violence advocate programs.
During the pandemic, we held two virtual healing circles; April 2020- "How to Report Abuse" with Strengthening Nations & May 2020 "Web of life Chart" with Kathy Sanchez of Tewa Women United.
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This program is a Seed Project of The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples.
Our women gather to help revitalize native language and traditions in New Mexico
All photos by Krystal Curley