Tiwahe helps connect the families of Spirit Lake to the resources they need to keep their families together.
The Spirit Lake Tribe Tiwahe Initiative seeks to show the importance of service coordination between programs within the Spirit Lake Tribe so that critical services more effectively and efficiently reach our families.
Tiwahe (ti-wah-hay) means family in the Dakota language. It symbolizes the interconnectedness of all living things and one’s personal responsibility to protect family, community, and the environment. There is no asset more precious to Tribes than the health, safety, and well-being of its children, youth, and families. The Tiwahe initiative aligns directly with the White House Generation Indigenous initiative which is focused on addressing barriers to success for Native youth, by leveraging BIA programs in concert with other federal programs to support family and community stability and cultural awareness.
The key objectives are to create a more effective and efficient coordinated service delivery model that includes improved screening, improved access to family and social services, create alternatives to incarceration through solution-focused sentencing options, improved links to appropriate prevention, intervention, and treatment opportunities, improved case management services, and finally improved overall partnerships between local, tribal, county, state, and federal providers to improve overall access to services for tribal children, youth, and families.
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