Néya Napew Na Muton (a Cree phrase) translates to “I Am a Kind Man”. At a time when violence is invading whole communities “I Am a Kind Man” reminds us that violence has never been an acceptable part of Indigenous culture. This program embraces the seven sacred teachings which show us how to live in harmony with creation through wisdom, love, respect, bravery, honesty, humility and truth.
Indigenous men from across Alberta are very concerned about the problem of men’s violence and abuse against Indigenous women. The overall purpose of the Néya Napew Na Muton program is to engage the men of our communities to speak out against all forms of abuse towards Indigenous women.
1. To provide education for men to address issues of abuse against women;
2. To re-establish traditional responsibilities by acknowledging that our teachings have never tolerated violence and abuse towards women;
3. To inspire men to engage other men to get involved and stop the abuse;
4. To support Aboriginal men who choose not to use violence.
The Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association would like to give thanks and acknowledge the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres for creating and sharing this program across Alberta.