Kola Shippentower-Thompson

Personal Safety Coach & Consultant

The Wisawca Project, LLC

Inspiring & motivating individuals to advocate for their personal security through safety planning, while highlighting their strengths & resiliency.

Pendleton, OR

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Pendleton
Pendleton OR 97801, United States
Mon: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tue: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wed: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thu: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sun: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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About me

Kola Shippentower-Thompson, “Tumhiya”. Enrolled CTUIR tribal member. Professional MMA fighter & brown belt in BJJ under Professor Gustavo Pries. As a survivor of domestic violence, sexual assault & sexual harassment by law enforcement, Kola has taken on her role in MMIW advocacy very seriously. Kola researched & developed the Wisawca Project from her own life experiences & hopes to reenforce the strength & resiliency that training participants already carry.

My Philosophy of Care

"Wisawca" (wee-souw-tsuh) in the Nez Perce language means "i am rising" or "rise above". Here at the Wisawca Project, we truly believe that we ALL can overcome any obstacle or challenge in our journeys. Advocating for our own personal safety is one way we can do that. Will you take the first step to rise above?

What You Can Expect On Your First Visit

During the initial consultation we'll go over what a Wisawca Project consultant can provide you with in regards to your personal safety plan. Are you looking for additional resources, a tangible plan to ensure your security or are you in a dangerous situation that may need strategic thinking & planning?

My Inspiration

The MMIW/R crisis that is sweeping across Indian Country is a direct result of the failures of the criminal justice system. The violations of Indigenous women’s rights is not only what is at stake, but the rights of all members of the BIPOC communities. More specifically these failures are accredited to the lack of sympathy or involvement from law enforcement. Victim blaming & shaming is often the key factor in these interactions with community members. The safety & security of our people has


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