Indigenous women historically held strong positions of leadership in Native communities. However the devastating effects of globalization and ongoing colonization critically eroded the power and status of Native women and their access to information and collective work with other Indigenous women. Each year many of our sisters arrive in New York for the United Nations, perhaps the first time out of their home community; with no place to stay and no funds for food, to address human rights issues.
SGF provides housing, meals, transportation and resources for Indigenous women to safely navigate New York during both events so they can engage in defining and addressing issues facing Native Nations, communities and homelands on a global level.
For Native women and girls to once again assume strong leadership roles in defining the issues facing Native Nations and communities.