Who we are:
We are a survivor and women led matriarchal organization providing the next generation of care to victims of crime and violence. We seek to learn from our ancestors’ teachings and the ways of governance that worked for the global majority centuries prior to colonization, we invite our Indigenous roles into colonial spaces. Our ways are from many differing nations and our resilience has always rooted in the health and wellbeing of our communities while we thrive through social & value-based economies.
To increase mental health accessibility and inclusivity for health justice through demonetizing the relationships between the mental health systems, and those seeking mental health services within Indigenous and historically under-invested and therefore chronically underserved communities.
How we do this:
We liberate the practice, pedagogy, service delivery, and training of mental health by stewarding matriarchal shared-leadership of the Community Activated Medicine (CAM™) Framework™ and Intergenerational Healing Approach™.
Connections made directly with Victims of Crime (VOC) in the past year.
Served in the last year
MMIWR: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives
HT: Human Trafficking
Reached this year from Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and LinkedIn
Insights into Our Work
Community Based Participatory Research & Practice Based Generating Evidence
An example of our data placemats
We asked our Daughters of Tradition:
I feel that the DOT program has increased my access to culturally responsive healing practices.
We asked our Daughters of Tradition Parents:
Because of the DOT program my child knows healing practices they can use from their culture.
More Than Numbers; A Look at Our Relatives*
BIPOC: Black, Indigenous, and people of color
DV: Domestic Violence
IPV: Inter Partner Violence
SA: Sexual Assault
*We at the HIR Wellness Institute use the term “relatives” instead of “clients” because they are a part of our communities, and we are a part of theirs. This allows us to show that we are connected and invested into the health and healing of all.