ASRW (Arming Sisters Reawakening Warriors) is our organization, which aims to re-empower & reawaken individuals – in-turn, building our communities stronger.
It takes individuals to better a community. Many Natives suffer from unresolved historical & generational trauma. This unresolved trauma leads to many health disparities in NDN Country.
· The average of death among Native men in North Dakota is 52 years, compared to 72 years of our Non-Native counterparts. (A 20 year difference! – & this is just one example across NDN Country.)
· The 3rd leading cause of death for Native women? Murder.
· Diabetes rates are 17.9% among Natives – compared to 2.5% of our Non-Native counterparts.
So…how do we improve?
We all have to do our part – & ASRW is our unique approach.
ASRW aims to re-empower & reawaken the mental, physical, spiritual, & emotional health of Indigenous communities through SELF-Defense.
We have a unique view, approach, & application of self-defense. Yes, we teach self-defense moves – however, the manner in which they are taught is quite different. First – we’ve redefined self-defense to SELF-Defense.
SELF-Defense: Protecting the human elements of mental, physical, spiritual, & emotional health based on individual needs.
We also believe one of the best ways to begin healing the SELF is through physical action. Physical action has the ability to re-empower – empowerment an individual may have forgotten exists within. It’s not about violence on violence – we believe that’s counter productive. Instead, it’s reawakening the SELF to remember we are powerful beyond measure.
Utilizing two lifetimes worth of cultural experiences – internationally & throughout NDN Country. This combined with 12 years of teaching, & 16 years of martial arts & fitness application means we as ASRW can provide experience & evidence based curriculum.
In order to reach our communities properly, we need YOUR help getting on our feet!
Our goal of $8,000 will allow us the breathing room to develop proper plans of action & secure funding to deliver courses efficiently & effectively at a national level. This will also allow us to explore new opportunities to build local community.
Thank you for your time & support & we hope to see you in your community!
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