KEEP OUR WOMEN SAFE
WHAT IS MATRIARCH RESISTANCE
Matriarch Resistance is a collective and dedicated safe space for Indigenous women and femmes to gather through sisterhood relations, self-awareness, and physical movement. This program is not only about self-defense but also self-empowerment and confidence in reclaiming your own sovereignty. It is a direct response to MMIWG2S in an intention to reclaim our strength.
Indigenous women, femmes and 2 spirit have always been strong physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually; this program works to reassert these roles of strength that were intentionally taken away and continually challenged by the ongoing impacts of colonization.
Lisa Kenoras is a former student, activist, beginner Mauythai kickboxer, and a inter-generational survivor; who is from the Secwepemc’ulecw. (People of the spread-out lands).
My name is Ivy Richardson and I am the founder and operator of Red Girl Rising. I live as a guest on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nations, and have many roles.
MORE TO COME
As Matriarch Resistance hits the ground running, more content, resources, and meetings will become available for you to interact and participate with.