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Haseya Advocate Program is a native-specific advocacy program working to address violence against Native women. Haseya's vision is that every American Indian/Alaska Native woman will be treated with respect, honored as a sacred being, and have a safe and peaceful life.
Women are the backbone of indigenous societies. Native women are strong and beautiful women that have incredible strength to endure and be creative survivors.
American Indian issues tend to not be on the radar for mainstream programs. Red Wind began the development of Haseya in response to Native American victims/survivors that were not able to receive the kinds of assistance they needed. Often they sought help from their home reservation and the advocate referred them to Red Wind. Red Wind did not have advocacy services at that time however was culturally prepared to offer support which then lead to the development of Haseya.

Haseya means "She Rises" in Din
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Haseya is a program of
Red Wind Consulting, Inc.
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Women are sacred.
According to Minnesota’s American Indian Battered Women: The Cycle of Oppression (Wolk 1982), the most fundamental aspect of a woman’s role in tribal life was her status as a woman. By virtue of her gender, she was accorded great respect. The legends of creation differ from tribe to tribe, but most equate the power of woman with that of the Earth Mother, universally honored and respected for her life giving powers. In various tribes this honor and respect was evident in the way in which Native women were active and influential in political, religious, and economic spheres.