Womens Leadership Cohort

We are women and men of all ages coming together to participate in a leadership cohort to empower & instill preventative measures within our youth. We work to combat the MMIW epidemic by creating access to traditional knowledge, community organizing, and policy change. We are constantly evolving to find definitive ways to make an impactful change in this Movement.












MMIW Learning Collaborative:

Each month we will host an online learning session around the issues of MMIW to provide opportunity for:

  1. organizer training and skill building

  2. legislative updates

  3. wellness and healing tools

  4. guest speakers

  5. open discussion and question time


We invite you to share your knowledge, for the whole story is found in the collective voice!


We also work to create safe spaces where women can take care of themselves mind, body, and spirit. We commit to each other, to first work on ourselves so that we can do the work for our community. All we do, is decided upon as a group using each other’s talents to make it happen. Not one person can do this work alone, we must be willing to work with each other and encourage others who are doing wellness work within our community! We are breaking cycles of violence, and that includes lateral violence. So, we invite you to join us in this work, attend our trainings/events, or simply attend sweats/circles. Maec Waewaenen! 

If you have any questions or are interested in upcoming events/trainings, please contact:

DeeAnn Waupoose

email: deeannwaupoose@gmail.com

text: 701-880-2882

Menominee Youth Bryant Waupoose III(Iahpit) singing a Lakota Prayer song to honor MMIW Movement gifted from elder Gene ThinElk.

Women’s leadership cohort created a strategic plan and toolkit for Wisconsin.