Sovereign Bodies Institute
Fiscal Host: Open Collective Foundation
An Indigenous survivor-led research center working to end gender & sexual violence against Indigenous peoples. We build on Indigenous traditions of data & community care to generate new knowledge on this violence, & how we can work toward healing.
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Wa'tkwanonwaratons/Greetings to All our Relations! We are excited to share some important updates about SBI's Direct Support Services. We are now a fully recognized collective with Open Collective Foundation, our new fiscal sponsor. We are...
Published on September 21, 2022 by Shara Francis-Herne
Sovereign Bodies Institute (SBI) builds on Indigenous traditions of data gathering and knowledge transfer to create, disseminate, and put into action research on gender and sexual violence against Indigenous people. SBI is committed to:
conducting, supporting, and mobilizing culturally-informed and community-engaged research on gender and sexual violence against Indigenous people
uplifting Indigenous researchers, knowledge keepers, and data visualists in their work to research and disseminate data on gender and sexual violence against Indigenous people
empowering Indigenous communities and nations to continue their work to end gender and sexual violence against Indigenous people, through data-driven partnerships that enhance research efforts, develop best practices, and transform data to action to protect and heal their peoples.