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War Party Movement provides women leaving abusive relationships with the transferable skills required to create a new life in a safe environment through our 501(c)3 nonprofit, War Party Ranch.

The War Party Ranch program teaches fundamental training in horsemanship, stockmanship, and horse packing, thereby giving women the skills necessary to create stability and independence as they work in the agricultural, ranching, and horse communities. 

We are fiercely committed to fundamentally changing the way women are treated. The Cowgirls of War Party Ranch stand in solidarity for the thousands of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls. 

No More Stolen Sisters

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Origins of War Party Movement

Throughout history and still today, Native American Indians serve in the Armed Forces at a higher rate than any other demographic. The WPM insignia is inspired by the Alamo Scouts (U.S. 6th Army Special Reconnaissance Unit). By some accounts, as many as a quarter of the enlisted graduates of the first Alamo Scouts training class were American Indian. Throughout their 108 reconnaissance and raider missions in the southwest Pacific, they never lost a single man. 

It is this triumph of dedication that inspired the War Party Movement. Like the Alamo Scouts, the purpose of WPM is to liberate the oppressed, using the knowledge, tradition, outdoorsmanship, survival skills, unity, and bravery exhibited by American Indians throughout history. 

However, you don’t need any special skills to join the movement. By wearing the art pieces on this site, you’re starting a conversation on the issues facing women and children domestically and abroad. In this way, you’re contributing financially to saving lives and you’re breaking apart the normalized culture of harming the most vulnerable through provoking thoughtful communication. 

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW)

While abuse against women and children is a worldwide and national problem, it is especially staggering amongst native communities in this country. 4 out of 5 Native women will experience violence in their lifetimes. Nationwide, it is the third leading cause of death for native women, with rates of murder being up to 10 times higher than they are for other ethnicities. In addition, Native women face higher rates of assault, stalking, kidnapping, and trafficking. 

This is largely contributed to a lack of communication between state, local, federal, and tribal law enforcement. In 2016, the National Crime Information Center reported 5,712 cases of missing American Indian and Alaskan Native women and girls, but strikingly, the U.S. Department of Justice missing persons database only reported 116 cases for the same year. Jurisdictional issues only further exacerbate the problem. Native women are most likely to be victimized by non-native perpetrators on native lands, and in these cases involving non-native perpetrators, tribal governments are not given jurisdictional authority to pursue justice. 

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Founder's Story

WPM Founder Jeremiah Wilber’s earliest memories are of his mother testifying in court to save abused Indian children from a foster home. A Mescalero Apache, she was one of the strongest women warriors to dedicate her life to fighting the cycle of abuse experienced by women and children in tribal communities across America. He would spend his childhood helping her rescue women from domestic violence and children from sexual abuse. Raised in Montana, he became an avid hunter, fisherman, honing his cowboying skills. 

He enlisted in the US Army after graduating high school, attending the Military Police School at Fort Leonard Wood. As an MP, he served two combat tours, completed the Sapper Leader Course and Army Ranger Course, and subsequently attended Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS). He was selected for the elite Green Berets, where he served in 3rd Special Forces Group as a Special Forces Communications Sergeant and in 10th Special Forces Group as a Special Forces Operations (Team) Sergeant with multiple combat rotations to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa. 

Throughout his service, Jeremiah was more than aware that, no matter the location or level of warfare, those impacted most were children. While his own children sacrificed time with their father while he served, he was horrified by the level of abuse leveled against children in war zones. In his post-military career, Jeremiah worked with the NGO's to rescue children from sex trafficking, slavery, and sacrifice around the world. 

Knowing that hundreds of thousands of American women and children are trafficked and abused every year, he started leveraging his platform to raise awareness of how to end this crisis. Through his upbringing, training, and experience, Jeremiah has dedicated every moment to alleviating the suffering of others, and passing on his knowledge to all he comes into contact with. 

At War Party Movement we're about having "less thunder in the mouth, more lightning in the hand." We are taking action in breaking the cycle of abuse for women around the nation - and especially in native communities - by empowering abuse survivors through support, education, skills training and direct intervention. We provide women leaving abusive relationships with the transferable skills required to create a new life in a safe environment through our 501(c)3 nonprofit, War Party Ranch. You can learn more about The War Party Ranch, and make direct donations to the cause, by visiting our website linked here: https://warpartymovement.com/

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