Walking in Balance with All Our Relations



Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Intertribal Coalition, or VBCIC for short, provides prevention education, training, and technical assistance to all indigenous and multicultural communities in the Northeast and nationally who wish to eliminate interpersonal violence in their tribal, intertribal, or other types of communities. The acronym B.E.A.R. in our name stands for “Balance, Equality, and Respect.”


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The Walking in Balance with All Our Relations training is 13 weeks long, not including holidays, divided into three-hour modules, for 39 total hours. If you would like to sign up for a training, please use the form below to indicate the dates and times of your availability.
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Visioning B.E.A.R. offers opportunities to members of the community to volunteer to help further our work and contribute to our mission
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Please donate to support our work. All contributions to VBCIC, a registered 501(c)3, are 100% tax deductible.
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When We Eat Together:

Recipes We Cook with Love

Food is often a part of community events, potlucks, pauwaus, spaghetti dinners, church socials, etc. “When We Eat Together: Recipes We Cook with Love is the result of community effort and is meant to build community relationships across all races and cultures to build safety for children, adults, and elders.

Teaching empathy and respect for all living beings as sacred begins in the home. Intergenerational recipes from all cultures are shared and are included in Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Intertribal Coalition’s first cookbook inspired by the food insecurity of the pandemic and the health inequeties COVID 19 exposed. 

Upcoming Training:

Walking In Balance

Our unique and nationally recognized curriculum, Walking in Balance with All Our Relations, offers education and training for individuals and groups of all genders, races, and backgrounds.

The curriculum is divided into thirteen three-hour modules and is designed to serve as a way of life. Those who complete all thirteen modules are certified as teachers of the curriculum.


VBCIC Newsletter Vol.4

The May 2021 National Summit on Transforming the Culture of Power: Indigenous Transformative/Restorative Circle Practices on Healing and Thriving Together in Community, was and enormous success. The 352 participants analyzed, grieved, celebrated, and told their stories about what we need to do if we are to live in harmony and safety with each other based on racial, and gender equity. Black, indigenous, people of color spoke eloquently about the systemic, capitalistic structure as the root of all forms of violence.

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Using an Indigenous Circle Process for Evaluation-(National Sexual Violence Resource Center Podcast)

In this episode, NSVRC’s Evaluation Coordinator Sally Laskey has an in-depth conversation with Strong Oak Lefebvre, Executive Director and co-founder of the Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Intertribal Coalition (VBCIC). Listen as they discuss VBCIC’s prevention curriculum “Walking in Balance With All Our Relations” and how they incorporated Indigenous values and processes into a new model for evaluation.

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Visioning B.E.A.R. heads west with its message

The local group Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Intertribal Coalition will expand its prevention work to keep children safe using an indigenous circle process with a $50,000 grant it recently received from RALIANCE, a national partnership dedicated to ending sexual violence in one generation.

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