NIWRC’s Speakers Bureau: Brenda Hill

Brenda Hill, from Brenda Hill Consulting, is a member of NIWRC’s Speaker’s Bureau. Brenda Hill has been an advocate for ending violence against women and their children for over 28 years. She has provided consultation, technical assistance and training to hundreds of Indian Tribes, tribal organizations, non-profits and communities.

Brenda identifies as a survivor of battering. She honors her teachers – other survivors and grassroots advocates, by working to end violence & reclaim traditional values and life ways. She is Siksika/ Blackfeet and the mother of a son and daughter. She has eleven wonderful grandchildren and four gorgeous great-grandchildren.

Brenda is currently hosting a workshop, “From Oppressed to Oppressor: Moving Beyond Lateral Violence in the Workplace,” December 14 & 15th, 2017 in Rapid City, SD. Download more info here: DEC.2017brochure.  Brenda Hill recently co-facilitated a three day workshop, Trauma, Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse: Culturally-based Healing in October 2017 I Rapid City, SD with Karen Artichoker of the Indigenous Women’s Justice Institute. Forty-eight people from across the country (including Alaska!) participated, sharing their expertise and commitment to address the profound impact that layers of trauma across generations has on Native people.  This workshop considered how trauma-informed approaches can grow from indigenous understandings and practices.  Greg Grey Cloud & Aldo Seoane, of Wica Agli, inspired everyone with their presentations about programming for Native youth and offenders, equine therapy, storytelling and other culturally-based activities.