Sovereign Bodies Institute currently offers:

  • Virtual Art Therapy Circles: We're currently offering weekly beading circles for Indigenous Survivors of violence, MMIP family members, and frontline service providers working to address gender and sexual violence against Indigenous Peoples (such as DV shelter staff). We are also working to organize a second installment of virtual weaving circles with Karuk weaving instructor Alice Lincoln-Cook as well as a virtual community mural project for MMIP families in Northern California.

  • Direct Services for Indigenous Survivors MMIWG2 Families - Can include help organizing or paying for vigils and memorials, referrals for therapists and healthcare, referrals for emergency or transitional housing, emergency financial assistance (especially housing, food, and other basic needs), custom design work for awareness designs, emotional support, legal and media advocacy, assistance in pushing cases forward, assistance in locating healing opportunities or resources. We try to work holistically to work with families and survivors--there is no one size fits all solution! If you are interested in support services, please contact us and we can talk with you about what would be most helpful for you. ​

We provide support services to Indigenous Survivors of violence and MMIWG2 families on a as requested, limited basis. 


For questions about our services, please contact our Services Coordinator,

Shara Francis-Herne, at

For interviews about our organization or to fund our organization, please contact our Outreach and Funding Coordinator,

Mox Alvarnaz, at

For all general requests, please email

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