The Women's Gathering
- The Strength of IWN since 1985
when the first gathering was held at Yelm, Washington, the Women's
Gathering has been the strength of IWN giving direction to our
organization. The Gathering is held at the community level and brings
together between 100-200 Indigenous Women from across the Americas.
Marking IWN twenty second year anniversary, we have scheduled the next
gathering in 2008 to be held in Austin, Texas at Alma de Mujer. The
gathering will be an opportunity to celebrate and evaluate 22 years of
Indigenous women's leadership, honor our founders, identify the
continuing needs of our constituency, and receive critical guidance
from our communities for our work in years to come.
- The Face of IWN is the only magazine in existence that is written by,
for and about Indigenous women. The magazine increases Native and
non-Native understanding of issues affecting Indigenous peoples, and
provides a basis for cultural and political exchange. A major focus of
IWN over the next year will be to streamline the production and expand
the reach of the magazine.
Alma de Mujer
- Home of IWN
since 1996 when the property was donated to the Indigenous Women’s
Network. Alma has provided IWN with office and program space and has
operated as a non profit meeting and retreat centre where Indigenous
people from the Austin community and progressive organizations could
gather to re-energize and continue their work promoting social change.
Programs offered at Alma include an Indigenous Youth Cultural Arts
Program and a Sustainable Communities Program. This year we will be
adding an Artist in Residence program. IWN is committed to maintaining
the environmental integrity of the land and taking the utmost care and
having respect for the part of our Mother Earth that has been entrusted
to us. The focus on Alma this year will be twofold: a) development of a
business plan to ensure the financial sustainability and b) a land
management plan to ensure that the land will be taken care of in a way
that honors our Mother earth and that is in keeping with our vision,
mission and the wishes of our Founding Mothers.
The Emerging Activist Leadership Program - IWN Flagship Program since 1998 provides an internship opportunity that takes place over the course of a year to five Indigenous women leaders. The program will prepare these five Indigenous women to lead the organization in the future by mentoring them to become leaders in the movement for a greater empowerment of Indigenous women, and for the preservation of Indigenous values and culture throughout the world.
|Indigenous Woman Magazine|
|Alma de Mujer Bookings Catalogue (PDF)|
|Indigenous Women's Voices|
Learn more about Alma de Mujer and its programs.