Building Leaders to Keep Children Safe in Communities of Color Using Indigenous Circle process

Visioning BEAR Circle Intertribal Coalition
R4 2019-2020 $50,000

Visioning BEAR Circle Intertribal Coalition in Greenfield, MA will expand prevention work to keep children safe using indigenous circle process in both Tribal and Housing and Urban Development Communities.

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  • Communities

    Adults Boys Bystanders Communities of color Faith-based Girls Indigenous/Native/Tribal Men Non-binary Survivors Women Youth/Adolescents/Young Adult
  • System

    Therapeutic/mental health
  • Level



  • Enhance Partnerships

    Enhance Partnerships

    Partner with VBCIC Community, Wind River Community, HUD Community, as well as the Wyoming Coalition (WCADVSA)

  • Provide Resources

    Provide Resources

    Support the certification of leaders to teach the Walking in Balance with All Our Relations curriculum to tribal members using indigenous circle process.

  • Educate & Train

    Educate & Train

    These champions will bring the indigenous circle process back into the community to address conflict and difficult conversations.

  • Build Champions

    Build Champions

    Certified tribal adult and youth leaders will teach the Walking in Balance curriculum.

  • Learning Circles

    Learning Circles

    Host community circles to resolve conflicts that arise on an as needed basis as well as activities to build healthy relationships. Host two “Talking Circles for Social Change, Social Justice, Economic, and Racial Equity” for providers and advocates working with sexual assault survivors