Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
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Naanda Nswi Kidwenan "Those Three Words"Learn More
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The Lodge of Bravery is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to ensure immediate entry for those seeking safety from intimate partner violence.
The Lodge of Bravery is secured with as state of the art security system and remains locked 24/7. Communal living space has 16 beds for temporary emergency shelter for all victims of domestic and dating violence and their children.
Pets are welcomed at the Lodge of Bravery in our six -run climate controlled kennel on-site for survivor's pets who need a safe escape from domestic violence.
The Lodge of Bravery has washer and dryer facilities on site to use free of charge.
Survivors are welcome to utilize the traditional Wabano (Sweat Lodge). The lodge is utilized by survivors to have access to an outdoor location for individual spiritual practices. (Medicines, meditations, and other cultural practices excluding sweats.)
Please note that emergency shelter situations should be called in to 906-632-1808. Email may not be answered right away.
ARC program brochures are available for free and can be displayed at your business or for personal use. Please contact ARC to request your brochures today. Brochures can be placed in hair salons, bars, restaurants, nail salons, schools, college campuses, doctor's offices, laundromats, gyms, etc.
L to R: Jane Cadreau, Jessica McKerchie, Jess Gillotte-King, Sylina MacDougall, Ashley Gravelle, Jami Moran
ARC Staff attended the MMIW March in Grand Rapids, MI for MMIW's Day of Action March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women/Relatives.
Florida artist Scott Killips donated one of his paintings to the Advocacy Resource Center to show his support in the fight to prevent Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. ARC staff was humbled by the kind donation.
The Advocacy Resource Center is seeking community members to create a Community Quilt to commemorate Residential Boarding School Children. Individuals are asked to create 12x12 quilt squares to be sewn together to create a beautiful community quilt to display in September 2022 in honor of our lost children and survivors of boarding schools. If you are interested in creating squares for the community quilt, please contact Jess Gillotte-King, Community Educator for Advocacy Resource Center at 906-632-1808. Squares are needed by August 2022. Miigwech!Learn More
The Community Quilt will be displayed for Orange Shirt Day, September 30. The use of an orange shirt as a symbol was inspired by the accounts of Phyllis Jack Webstad, whose personal clothing—including a new orange shirt—was taken from her during her first day of residential schooling, and never returned. The orange shirt is thus used as a symbol of the forced assimilation of Indigenous children that the residential school system enforced. 12x12 squares are preferred and orange is the color scheme, however, all designs are welcome and encouraged. Miigwech!Learn More
Squares can be delivered to the Advocacy Resource Center at 2769 Ashmun Street in Sault Ste. Marie, MI or picked up by Community Educator Jess Gillotte-King. They may also be inter-office mailed if sending from a tribal entity.Learn More
The internet has a wealth of information in regards to Residential Boarding Schools. A simple search of "Every Child Matters" will produce ideas.Learn More
You can design your square 12x12 however you'd like. You can choose to honor a family member or simply create a square in colors of your choice.Learn More
This event was produced by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Anishnaabek Community and Family Services, Advocacy Resource Center under 2018-VO-GX-004 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.