PLEASE NOTE: Our physical office is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19, but our staff continues to work from home.
Tewa Women United (TWU) began as a support group for women concerned with various issues including alcoholism, suicide, and domestic and sexual violence. In the safe space women created, we transformed and empowered one another through critical analysis and the embracing and re-affirming of our cultural identity. Tewa Women United is incorporated for educational, social and benevolent purposes, specifically for the ending of all forms of violence against Native Women and girls, Mother Earth and to promote peace in New Mexico.
Tewa Women United (TWU) was started in 1989 by several Tewa women as a support group for various issues including alcoholism, suicide, and domestic and sexual abuse and assault. Our mission is to provide safe spaces for Indigenous women to uncover the power, strength and skills they possess to become positive forces for social change in their families and communities. All our activities seek to ensure effectiveness and cultural integrity, and promote lasting change by working methodically to overcome barriers and engage community partners within the TWU frameworks of The Two World Harmony Butterfly Model (balance between indigenous cultural ways of knowingness and western knowledge), and The Tewa Braiding Way of Community Engagement “Opide”, a Social Justice Practice to Action framework the builds upon an intersectional analysis.912 Fairview Lane