Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center

A nonprofit organization

198 donors

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$20,000 Goal

The Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center (MIWRC) is a non-profit community organization located in the Phillips neighborhood of south Minneapolis. MIWRC's Mission is to empower American Indian women and families to exercise their cultural values and integrity, and to achieve sustainable life ways, while advocating for justice and equity. Our Vision is to be focused and collaborative leaders in building intergenerational hope, health, cultural prosperity, and education for American Indian families.

To empower Native women and families to exercise their cultural values and integrity, and to achieve sustainable lifeways, while advocating for justice and equity.

Traditional Healing

  • Culturally specific birth work and ceremonies that empower and heal women during their lifespan
  • Ceremonial guidance and assistance for the following:
    • Pregnancy and Birth work
    • Traditional Naming Ceremonies
    • Coming of Age Ceremonies 
    • Women’s Ceremonies
    • Healing Ceremonies

Nokomis Endaad Mental and Behavioral Health

  • Intensive outpatient treatment program and wrap around services through a home environment
  • Wraparound services that incorporate the home environment 
  • Culturally aware and trauma informed mental health providers 
  • Healing Journeys: a biweekly support group for American Indian women to come together and work through a culturally-specific healing process, including, but not limited to traditional craft making and attending ceremonies 

Nokomis Waa’kaaigan

  • Providing a safe house for women in need of assistance 

Family Services

  • Parenting classes and support utilizing a cultural lens that empowers and strengthens families
  • Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) support and advocacy

Community Programming

  • Culturally centered community events that build connection and heal such as:
    • Round dances
    • Pow wows
    • Moccasin-making classes
    • Native female authors book reading for youth
    • Cradleboard making classes
    • Ribbon skirt classes
    • Jingle dress making classes
    • And more!

Support for Survivors of Gender Based Violence

  • Assisting client/relatives at their own pace through their healing journey by providing 1:1 services through our Sexual Assault Advocates, Domestic Violence Advocates, and our Sex Trafficking Survivor Advocates. 

  • Weekly support groups 

  • Street Outreach for: 

    • Unsheltered/Unhoused Native American women 
    • Unsheltered/Unhoused Two-Spirit Individuals  
    • Unsheltered/Unhoused Youth  
    • Sex Trafficked Individuals or Individuals in danger of being sex trafficked 

  Wawokiye Drop-In Center

  • Immediate culturally specific support for Unsheltered relatives:
    • Showers
    • Food
    • Clothing
    • Transportation
    • Internal and External Referrals
    • Advocacy
    • Traditional Medicines and other culturally specific support

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Organization name

Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center

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Children & Family Community Emergencies

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2300 15th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55404



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