***UTFAV staff will be working remotely from March 15th through April 5th due to the Corunavirus disease (COVID-19). Staff will return to the office on Monday April 06, 2020. While staff will not be in the office, staff will be accessible by both email and telephone. UTFAV staff contact information is available in the About Us tab***
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Our mission is to support all Michigan Tribes in promoting the social change necessary to address the disproportionate rates of violence impacting our communities. We envision empowered Native American survivors with access to essential and culturally appropriate services throughout the State of Michigan, Tribal communities that have access to the resources necessary to provide the identified services, and Tribal, State and Federal responses guided by culturally appropriate and trauma-informed practices.
Services We Offer
Check out the products that we have to offer that raise awareness for important events and dates. Our bi-monthly newsletter, events calendar, handouts, T-shirts and posters and culture care kits are great ways to help the cause.
System advocacy is an excellent activity intended to effect policy and/or procedural change in order to improve institutional response to sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Click here to view more examples of System Advocacy.
UTFAV provides technical assistance to tribal advocacy programs and other entities that respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and/or sex trafficking. Technical assistance is providing information and support.
Education is providing general information that will increase public awareness of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sex trafficking. The key difference between education and training is the target audience.
UTFAV provides a variety of training opportunities to tribal advocacy programs, tribal leadership, tribal entities working in response to violence within Indian Country, our membership, and other non-tribal entities working with survivors.
UTFAV provides a variety of training opportunities to tribal advocacy programs, tribal leadership, tribal entities working in response to violence within Indian country, our membership, and other non-tribal entities working with survivors.
We have 12 Federally Recognized Tribes in Michigan. Click below to learn more about their history and current events.