Training

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.

Resources

UTFAV routinely creates products that contain information related to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and/or sex trafficking. UTFAV also compiles and shares information related to statistics, reports and other…

Support

UTFAV provides support to tribal advocacy programs and other entities that respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and/or sex trafficking. Technical assistance support can include providing information,…

About Us

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.

 

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Information

You and/or your organization or Tribe can be a member of Uniting Three Fires Against Violence! Our membership represents a collective group of tribal governments, tribal domestic and sexual violence advocacy programs, and individuals (community members, individual professionals, etc.).

MMIP Toolkit
Project

Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Toolkit Project’s primary goal is to provide a resource toolkit intended for families, individuals and Tribal communities and governments that experience their tribal relatives either going missing and/or being murdered.

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Grandfather Teachings

Bravery

Bravery is represented by the bear. The mother bear has the courage and strength to face her fears and challenges while protecting her young. The bear also shows us how to live a balanced life with rest, survival and play.

Honesty

Be honest with yourself. Recognize and accept who you are. Accept and use the gifts you have been given. Do not seek to deceive yourself or others.

Humility

Humility is represented by the wolf. For the wolf, life is lived for his pack and the ultimate shame is to be outcast.

Love

The eagle that represents love because he has the strength to carry all the teachings. The eagle has the ability to fly highest and closest to the creator and also has the sight to see all the ways of being from great distances. The Eagle’s teaching of love can be...

Respect

Respect is represented by the buffalo. The buffalo gives every part of his being to sustain the human way living, not because he is of less value, but because he respects the balance and needs of others.

Truth

Truth is represented by the turtle as he was here during creation of Earth and carries the teachings of life on his back. The turtle lives life in a slow and meticulous manner, because he understands the importance of both the journey and the destination.

Wisdom

The beaver represents wisdom because he uses his natural gift wisely for his survival. The beaver also alters his environment in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way for the benefit of his family.

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UTFAV does not discriminate in the delivery of services or benefits based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and age (as well as sexual orientation and gender identity if the subrecipient receives funding from the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) or under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994, as amended.