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Cultural Competency Workshop: Tipi Creeping or Stalking: Indian Love and Domestic Violence

February 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Tipi Creeping or Stalking: Indian Love and Domestic Violence

The #metoo movement has inspired much discussion about what constitutes sexual assault, what is merely undesirable behavior, and how the changing roles of males and females have added to this dynamic. Also current in the news is the growing discussion of missing and murdered indigenous women (#MMIW) and the trauma experienced by Native women. According to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), American Indian women are twice as likely to experience a rape/sexual assault compared to all races.

This session will examine traditional gender roles and views of male-female relationships among Tribal nations. The session will also discuss the historical breakdowns that led to changes in these roles and views. Today, there are thin lines between healthy “tipi-creeping” (pursuing a love interest) and unhealthy relationship behaviors, such as stalking, emotional or physical abuse, and assault.

Upon completion of this session, participants will:

  • Understand the cultural worldview that influences Native humor
  • Understand the nuances of humor in building relationships
  • Navigate interpersonal relationships through cultural awareness

Who should attend: Mental health professionals, social workers, addiction counselors, residential treatment professionals, youth group home professionals, juvenile justice professionals, school counselors, service providers, non-profit leaders, and others.

Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

The cost is $50 to attend. Please visit the Registration page to sign up and for payment details. We are able to accept payments online!

Click here to register!

View or download the printable flyer (PDF).

The Cultural Competency Workshop Series is a service of SPRC for professionals in the Bismarck-Mandan area working with and in American Indian populations. CEUs are provided where possible.


February 9, 2018
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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