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Working with American Indian and/or Alaskan Native victims of sexual assault and domestic violence is a responsibility that many of us carry. We have a chance to work with her in ways that helps her to see the many choices and options available to her. Red Wind has a wealth of experience working with victims of violence and can help your organization strengthen its work with Native victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
As indigenous women, we are faced with challenges carried by living in an oppressive society while carrying many facets of how we internalize it.Training that builds indigenous women's leadership will explore the following areas:
Building a culturally responsive organization requires a commitment on the part of leadership and a willingness to dedicate the necessary energy and resources to create a cultural shift. How much of a shift depends on where the organization is starting from. A culturally responsive organization will incorporate cultural sensitive and relevant responses at all levels of the organization. It will:
Red Wind can help organizations engage in enhancing its responsiveness to multicultural communities by offering training that strengthens your capacity to be culturally sensitive, culturally competent, and responsive.
What is transitional housing?Often we see that many people have varying ideas of what it is. There can be confusion between transitional housing and emergency shelter. Red Wind has experience in the inception, development and operations of multiple transitional housing programs. Red Wind can work with you to define your transitional housing program, clarify the difference between shelter and transitional housing, design the activities that are important to conduct through your transitional housing program, explore what the critical work with women and their children will look like while holding true to your operating vision, and develop community partnerships to enhance your programs success.
As Native people, we are faced with an historical legacy of oppression that permeates our society. It can be found in many of the barriers we face as well as in how we too have internalized our oppression.Red Wind can provide training that explores a range of areas surrounding the historical legacy of oppression faced by Native peoples. This work can explore:
Red Wind will help you think through what you are hoping to achieve by having training on this topic area, and to develop the agenda and activities for the training to meet your needs.Red Wind can also help you with a plan to continue your work once the training is over...
Non-Native people end up working in and near Tribal communities for a range of reasons. Red Wind can help our non-native relatives explore what it means to work effectively with Tribal communities and what steps are necessary to develop lasting relationships. We respectfully ask our non-native relatives to work to:
Red Wind can help guide non-natives working in, near and with native Nations through assessing their strengths and identifying actions to enhance their capacities.
This is the cornerstone of Red Wind's work. We are highly skilled at helping organizations and programs gain clarity in their vision and working at incorporating that vision in its efforts. A Native-specific program or service is not Native-specific if it just provides Native star within a mainstream structure. It takes intentional examination of what your values and beliefs are and making sure those get incorporated into the operating structure of the program.
One of the most devastating problems native programs and nonprofit organizations struggle with is conflict. In our work to end violence against Native women, there is a board convergence of ideas and opinions that can at times lead to disagreement and polarization. When conflict is not addressed early, it can become quite toxic to the work you are trying to accomplish.Red Wind can help you enhance our skill to manage conflict before it becomes destructive. Contact us to discuss your needs and we can tailor training for you that will help you build skills in facilitation and communicating in ways that builds strength.
Creating strategies to carry your message forward can be tricky. Often times, because of limited resources or skill, we find ourselves reactively developing messages. Red Wind can help you develop your message for your program, your public information campaign or your strategy to create true change in your community. This can include exploring materials that have already been created, developing goals for carrying your vision into your community.
Red Wind is experienced in developing nonprofit organizations from the ground up. We can help you with identifying the steps you will need to take to put in place a foundation that will withstand the test of time. We can walk you through the process or help you develop a plan to work from. Some of the key development steps to take:
The strategic planning process is developed in cooperation with the lead staff and identified key members of the organization. The strategic planning work will include the following activities:
As a result of the historical legacy of oppression, many of our indigenous communities are not operating from the interconnectedness that we were taught which is so important to the survival and future of our communities. Red Wind can work with you to develop a plan for restoring and rebuilding the community connections that are so vital in our work to end violence against women.
A Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) protocol includes the integrated policies and procedures of the myriad agencies and professionals involved in the SAFE process in a given AI/AN community. Integrated policies and practices can serve to positively impact communication, cooperation and coordination of involved entities, thereby making possible response to AI/AN victims that meets their self-identified needs. To promote integrated policies and practices, Red wind can work with you to:
Red Wind can design training specifically for you. We have experienced staff and consultants to bring the skill and experience you are looking for. Contact us about the training areas you are interest in exploring.
Thinking Critically is a highly interactive experience. A training on thinking critically can explore the following: