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Founding Members of SHNWC

Juana Májela-Dixon, Pauma Band of Luiseno

Charmaine Devers, Mesa Grande Band

Tilda Green, San Pasqual Band of Kumeyaay

Romelle Majel McKauley, Pauma Band of Luiseno

Wendy Schlater, La Jolla Band of Luiseno

Brandie Taylor, Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel

Strong Hearted Native Women's Coalition, Incorporated (SHNWC) was founded in 2005 and became a tribal nonprofit 501(c)(3).

SHNWC was also recognized under the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 as a Tribal Coalition Program.  There are currently 19 tribal coalitions recognized throughout the country.

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Tribal Coalitions are nonprofits, nongovernmental tribal domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions providing education, support, training, and technical assistance to tribes and member citizens to assist in enhancing the response to violent within tribal communities.  This includes advancing community response to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, sex-trafficking and murdered & missing.

SHNWC is a grassroots organization supported by Tribes and individuals within our community. SHNWC staff and board of directors advocate for the needs of survivors. SHNWC works with tribal communities throughout California.