My name is Rachel Fernandez and I am a member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and have worked in many capacities within the tribe in victim services. I am the Executive Director of Maeqtekuahkihkiw Metaemohsak, Inc., Woodland Women, a grassroots organization rooted in cultural advocacy and life way teachings. The organization promotes healing and spiritual growth through traditional teachings and unity. I am a cultural advocate, activist, organizer, and artist, dedicated to making a difference in her community with awareness, outreach, cultural advocacy and prevention on gender based violence and environment through cultural care and land based teachings. I am also a member of the Wisconsin Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Task Force and newly appointed member of the Wisconsin Women’s Council.