SWIWC's Native LGBTQ/2S Advisory Council

Purpose: To advise and guide the staff and Governing Board on training and technical assistance (T/TA) approaches, data inclusion, resource development/funding opportunities, policy development and tribal and on-site trainings with activities that come directly from the voices and presence of the LGBTQ/2S Community.


LGBTQ People of Color: 1.7 times as likely to experience discrimination as compared to white LGBT survivors and victims.


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We currently have two webinars relating to LGBTQ/2S community.

LGBTQ Assessment

SWIWC is assessing provider need regarding LGBTQ victim services to better develop training and technical assistance opportunities; please complete the assessment online or download form and email to Tania Harvey.

Mission: To educate, support, and empower Native communities to increase awareness, safety, healing, justice, and resources for the LGBTQ/2S community.

Meet the Advisory Council:

Honor Fisher, Mojave/Chemehuevi – Co chair 

Lenny Hayes, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate – Co-Chair

Marlon Fixico, Cheyenne/Seminole

Mattee Jim, Diné

Elton Naswood, Diné

Josie Raphaelito, Diné

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