Innovative collaboration raises funds and visibility for the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition
“More than fans, we are a community. United by our love of the game and our home. We are United.”
Coordinated by House Representative Jamie Becker Finn, the MN United Dark Clouds Soccer Club has collaborated with Heart Berry, a small Ojibwe owned business to bring a fundraiser this Indigenous People’s Day.
We all want to know ‘What can I do?’ This Indigenous People’s Day an innovative and unique collaboration brings together love for the game of soccer with love for the community. “This is a rare win-win-win for Minnesotans, Native women, the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition, allies, and Heart Berry” says Howes, CEO and Artist of Heart Berry. “We are bringing together Native art with our beloved soccer to support an organization doing the hard work of ending violence against Native women.”
Formed in 2004, the Dark Clouds are Minnesota’s largest independent soccer supporters group. Wherever Minnesota United goes, Dark Clouds Follow. The mission of the Dark Clouds is to support Minnesota United FC and actively build communities around soccer where all are welcome. Our support is infused with passion and lighthearted irreverence.
Heart Berry is an Ojibwe-owned small business in Northern Minnesota formed in 2014. Creating tools for makers, public, and custom cultural art and designing our own line with our signature wool blankets we are building a pathway for art entrepreneurship.
The Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition (MIWSAC) is a statewide Tribal coalition and national Tribal technical assistance provider. MIWSAC has worked since 2001 to end gender-based violence and enhance Tribal, state, and federal responses to sexual violence and sex trafficking.
Minnesota House Representative Jamie Becker Finn Represents District 42B and is an avid soccer fan and advocate for all Minnesotans.
We are United.
Order your exclusive crewneck at https://www.dark-clouds.com/
Learn more about MIWSAC at https://www.miwsac.org/
Heart Berry’s work at https://www.heartberry.com/