Be a part of our growing tribe that includes any person or organization devoted to ending the MMIWG crisis,

one Relative at a time.

Mission

To empower and instill agency among Indigenous women, girls and communities through the reclamation of Indigenous values and practices, forever changing the trajectory of the MMIWG* crisis, saving lives one relative at a time.

 

House of the Moon's Facilitator Training program's curricula includes a comprehensive and systemic approach with the goal of reducing and eliminating MMIWG, restoring reverence to the Life-Givers, and healing and recovery of the people and communities this crisis has most impacted.  It is a holistic empowerment and self-defense training program designed for Indigenous women to directly reduce the epidemic of rape, murder and kidnapping for trafficking on reservations and in urban areas with large Indigenous populations. 

In order to systemically change the trajectory of the MMIWG crisis, our process, communication and organization must be rooted in Traditional values and decolonized approaches to learning and healing.  HOTM is committed to reclaiming inherent strength, Traditional wisdom and diverse pathways to healing our Women and our Indigenous communities resulting in the ending this 500 year old crisis.

Description

This breakthrough facilitator training program is a “train the trainers” course, offering Indigenous women knowledge, support and resources to empower their innate leadership abilities and inherent strength and courage. Our Four-Directions holistic model to training includes Emotional, Physical, Mental and Spiritual empowerment and self-defense tools and practices based in Traditional Knowledge and Ways. 

In alignment with our core values, HOTM training program seeks to create a strong web of sisterhood among the trainees.  Our intention is for the Facilitator Trainees to not only gain knowledge, but they themselves must feel empowered, nourished and experience healing throughout the process.  An empowered Facilitator equals an empowered community.

Following completion of the training program, facilitators will have the opportunity to create their own lesson plans based on the program's core values and framework.  They will then be able to hold HOTM classes in their respective Native communities and learn how to facilitate either online or in-person gatherings (when circumstances permit) with their unique skill set and gifts.

Program Rooted in

  • Chief Judy Wilson: Union of BC Indian Chiefs Executive/Chief of Neskonlith Indian Band of the Shushwap Nation

  • Shelly Fyant, Chairwoman of Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes

  • Jami Pluff:  Policy Analyst, and former Vice Chairwoman of Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes

  • Tina Bierle: Program Manager, Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council (RMTLC)

  • Rynalea Whiteman Pena: President, Northern Cheyenne Tribe

  • Erin E. Mitchell, Founder of Nation Unsevered

  • Chief Judy Wilson: Union of BC Indian Chiefs Executive/Chief of Neskonlith Indian Band of the Shushwap Nation

  • Elaine Alec

  • Annita Mcphee

  • Rain Bear Stands Last, Executive Director of Global Indigenous Council

  • Mikase Camp-Horinek

  • Amelia Washington

  • LoVina Louie, Coeur d'Alene/Colville/Nez Perce

  • Liana Brooks Rubin

  • Guy Baker

  • TJ Hammond

  • Care for the Caregivers - Powerful Support Webs and Self-Care

  • Regeneration of Self-Worth, Empowerment, Healing and Self-Definition of Indigenous Women, Girls and Communities

  • Restoration and Holistic Healing of the Sacred Feminine

  • Teaching through Traditional, Cultural ways and Indigenous Wisdom

  • Fostering Powerful Webs:  Inter-Tribal and Cross-Cultural 

  • Restoring the Foundational Role and Reverence of Life-Givers and Two Spirited

  • Restore Sacred Masculine & Sacred Feminine Relationship Balance

  • De-Colonize Language, Ideology and Systems

  • Instill Agency defined as the capacity of individuals to act independently and to make choices based on unique Cultural perspectives and personal gifts

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