Tillie Black Bear Women Are Sacred Seasonal Healing Camp: Planting Seeds in the Community
Hosted by NIWRC
Tillie Black Bear (Sicangu Lakota) was a mother, grandmother, activist, and advocate bringing awareness to domestic violence. She is considered the grandmother of the movement to end violence against Indigenous women, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and sex trafficking. In 1978, Tillie was the first Indigenous woman to organize and testify before Congress bringing awareness to the violence against Indigenous women.