Violence Prevention

The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) has continued to advocate for the implementation of effective Indigenous measures to address and eradicate violence against Indigenous Women and Girls.

The following project initiatives are a part of CAP’s efforts for such advocacy:

Walking In Her Moccasins Bundle

CAP and White Ribbon began collaborating in January 2016 to implement a multi-year initiative to engage Indigenous men and boys, to enhance their capacity to both respond and prevent violence against Indigenous women and girls. The project is rooted in the rights of Indigenous women and girls to live free from all forms of violence, and encourages Indigenous men and boys to play positive and culturally relevant roles to promote gender equality. The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples and White Ribbon acknowledge the impact of colonialism on Indigenous communities, and through this Bundle offer healing-based exercises, specific to Indigenous communities, which can be adapted as needed. While the Bundle is geared towards the engagement with Indigenous communities, it is hoped this resource can also enhance non-Indigenous women, girls, men and boys’ awareness and understanding of the diversity and beauty of Indigenous cultures and healing practices.

The Miykiwan Toolkit

The Miykiwan Toolkit is the result of the effort of a great many people coming together with open hearts and open minds to help improve the lives of Aboriginal families living off-reserve in Canada.

We all understand that there is a need to bring our lives into greater balance and to centre ourselves within lives free of violence, in order to heal ourselves, our families and our communities.

This toolkit is a constructive and practical step toward a better future for off-reserve Aboriginal families. It contains strong reminders of our cultural resilience and points to realistic ways that we can bring about positive change through ideas and practices that help people live healthier, more peaceful lives.

The Miykiwan Toolkit is a tool designed to share knowledge and raise awareness about the impacts of family violence.

The Miykiwan Toolkit builds on the strengths and resilience of Aboriginal families and communities, promotes healthier living, and celebrates a vision of violence free Aboriginal homes and communities.

The Miykiwan Toolkit builds awareness of the various types of violence that can be experienced in a family/domestic setting and provides preventative tips and relevant information to address and reduce re-occurrence.

The Miykiwan toolkit contains three books and 11 Fact Sheets.

The combined toolkit can be found here