About Oyate Tipi Cumini Yape
The basic concept behind Oyate Tipi is simple. It grew from the recognition that there are hundreds of women and children each year, who leave violent situations and move out on their own. Many find support through sheltered and supported housing within places such as Osborne House, the Native Women’s Transition Centre and Ikwe. Shelter within such arrangements is temporary, with the women and their children eventually having to move towards independent living.
Oyate Tipi is the result of concerted effort by ten (10) local service agencies to address issues of affordability of household goods, when moving from supported or emergency housing to independent living.