Find answers to our most commonly asked questions.
Contact us if you have more questions or would like to schedule a course in your tribal community.
Where do you teach?
We teach in tribal communities whether they are reservations, reserves, urban, or within geographic service areas. Kinapiskw'k Self Defense is meant to be a mobile program so we can reach as many Native women as possible.
Can I take this course with my daughter?
We are happy to coordinate a Mother-Daughter D.A.N.C.E. course with your tribal community.
How does my tribal community get this program?
Contact us and we will work with your Tribal Administration, Domestic Violence Program, or other Community Program Coordinator to schedule dates, places, and times.
How much does it cost?
Kinapiskw'k Self Defense is comparable to other self defense programs nationwide. The actual cost depends on several factors including the number of participants. We work with your tribal representatives to get this course paid for through program funds so the actual cost to an individual will be as little as possible. Depending on your Tribe's resources this can actually be free for participants in most cases.
How do I sign up?
Please contact us for information regarding how to get a program into your tribal community. If you are not near a tribe, you can email us at and be put on a waiting list. We will contact you when a training opportunity arises in your state.
How is this different from any other self defense program?
Kinapiskw'k Self Defense has been created for Native women by a Native woman. Each training segment is filled with cultural connections so students always stay grounded physically, mentally, and spiritually.