Manitoba Moon Voices Inc. (MMVI) is a non-profit organization supporting leadership and advancement for/by Indigenous women and gender diverse people in the Province of Manitoba.
Our Mission Statement
While respecting the diverse paths of self-determination of Indigenous women and gender diverse people; MMVI is building strong connections among Indigenous women, gender diverse people, their communities, organizations and allies across Manitoba to support our collaborative voice and empower each other:
We share and promote knowledge and resources through positive actions and self-determination, while incorporating ancestral practices, with Indigenous women and gender diverse people.
We recognize our Grandmothers, Mothers, Aunties, Cousins and Sisters as caregivers and leaders.
Our Vision Statement
Manitoba Moon Voices Inc. will acknowledge, reclaim and remember the diversity of Indigenous women and gender diverse people’s roles, responsibilities in leadership and traditional governance, while honouring their accomplishments.
To build a strong connection among Indigenous women, gender diverse people, organizations and allies across Manitoba supporting a collaborative voice in support of each other while also delivering responsive, effective, and valued research, education, access to resource sharing, and advocacy at the local, provincial, national and international levels.
Resource Sharing – Physical
To create culturally safe and sacred space and opportunities for dialogue around issues facing Indigenous women, gender diverse people and their families.
Research – Psychological
To promote and model educational learning and development opportunities that embody de-colonization, healing, transformation, and mobilization that supports the process of reconciliation and self-determination of Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people.
Advocacy – Emotional
To serve as a vehicle for Indigenous women and gender diverse people to re-claim our voice and rightful leadership position in the political arenas to ensure opportunity and authority to collectively raise issues at the regional, national, and international levels.
Re-Membering – Spiritual
To increase Indigenous women’s and gender diverse people’s ability to affect change personally and within their families and communities through sharing stories and acts of power; resilience and resistance; and re-connecting to culturally appropriate ways of building peace and well-being for Indigenous women, gender diverse people and their families in all areas of our lives.