November is National Native American Heritage Month

The National Intimate Partner & Sexual Violence Survey reports that 4 out of every 10 American Indian or Alaska Native women have been the victim of rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

Native American women face a great risk of becoming victims of violence. This is due, in part, to the multi-layered effects of the jurisdictional maze, colonization, and the resulting loss of traditional culture.

The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) is an organization dedicated to restoring safety of Native women by upholding the sovereignty of Indian and Alaskan Native tribes. NIWRC works to enhance the capacity of American Indian and Alaskan Native tribes, Native Hawaiians, and Tribal and Native Hawaiian organizations to respond to all forms of violence against Native woman.

To learn more visit NIWRC’s website, and read the Amnesty International report on The Failure to Protect Indigenous Women.

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or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
or the National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673.

This project was supported in part by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program contract No. 2013G991540 and by Grant No. 2012-MU-AX-0009 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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