Native / Tribal (See related page: Ethnic Diversity.)
Double saddle blanket, circa 1880. National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution. Cat. no. 15/9869.
American Indian / Alaska Native Heritage, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.
Clan Star – improving justice to reclaim the sovereignty of indigenous women, Cherokee, NC.
Collaborating with Native Americans and Alaskan Natives, The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy – provides research and statistics; information about prevention, treatment, early intervention and recovery programs; and additional resources, Washington, DC.
Indian Health Service (Violence Against Native Women), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Washington, DC.
Indian Law Resource Center – a non-profit organization established and directed by American Indians. We give legal assistance to Indian and Alaska Native nations who are working to protect their lands, resources and human rights. We are working to overcome the devastating problems that threaten Native peoples by advancing the rule of law and establishing national and international legal standards that help preserve their human rights and dignity, while challenging the governments of the world to equally respect all human beings, Helena, MT and Washington, DC.
Indigenous Women's Justice Institute, Charging Buffalo Society – created to offer comprehensive services that address all aspects of domestic violence and sexual abuse programming without government funding.
Justice in Indian Country, National Criminal Justice Reference Service, Washington, DC.
Mending the Sacred Hoop Technical Assistance Project, Minnesota Program Development, Inc. – a Native American program that provides training and technical assistance to our American Indian and Alaskan Native relations in the effort to eliminate violence in the lives of women and their children. We work with villages, reservations, rancherias and pueblos across the United States to improve the justice system, law enforcement, and service provider response to the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in Native communities, Duluth, MN.
Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition – through unity we will strengthen our voices and build resources to create awareness and eliminate sexual violence against Indian women and children. We will vigorously apply our efforts toward influencing social change and reclaim our traditional values that honor the sovereignty of Indian women and children, St. Paul, MN.
National American Indian Court Judges Association – a 501(c)(3) organization and national association comprised of tribal justice personnel & others devoted to supporting and strengthening tribal justice systems through education, information sharing and advocacy. NAICJA was established in 1969 following the enactment of the Federal Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968. The Act requires tribes to follow certain requirements similar to those in the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution. Tribal courts are the forums where those rights are enforced. NAICJA's early goal was to provide education to tribal judges so that they could conduct proceedings in compliance with ICRA. As a national representative membership organization, NAICJA's mission is to strengthen and enhance tribal justice systems, Boulder, CO.
National Congress of American Indians – founded in 1944 and is the oldest and largest tribal government organization in the United States. NCAI serves as a forum for consensus-based policy development among its membership of over 250 tribal governments from every region of the country, Washington, DC.
National Indigenous Women's Resource Center – seeks to enhance the capacity of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, Native Hawaiians and Tribal and Native Hawaiian organizations to respond to domestic violence. The NIWRC is dedicated to reclaiming the sovereignty of Native nations and safeguarding Native women and their children. Through public awareness and resource development, training and technical assistance, policy development and research activities, we will provide leadership across the Nation to show that offenders can and will be held accountable and that Native women and their children are entitled to: 1) safety from violence within their homes and in their community; 2) justice both on and off tribal lands; and 3) access to services designed by and for Native women based on their tribal beliefs and practices, Lame Deer, MT.
Sex Trafficking Resources For Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Tribal Coalitions – this website was created to provide tribal coalitions with quick access to information their advocates need—legal resources, victim service directories, training calendars, technical assistance, and more. Additionally, we envision this site as a place for Native women to find help when dealing with violence. Individuals can reach out to their local Tribal Coalition(s) for assistance or they can easily use our Victim Services Directory themselves. We suggest, however, that individuals contact their local tribal coalition for assistance first. A Tribal Coalition can help individuals navigate options and services, and utilizing coalition connections can increase a client's chances of receiving services or referrals immediately.
Southwest Center for Law and Policy – a non-profit organization providing legal education, training, and technical assistance to Tribal, state, and federal agencies and to Tribal communities and service providers in the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, child abuse, abuse of persons with disabilities, and stalking, Tucson, AZ.
Tribal Court Clearinghouse – devoted to providing information to people working in Native American tribal courts. The Tribal Court Clearinghouse is designed as a resource for tribal justice systems and others involved in the enhancement of justice in Indian country. Sexual Assault and Violence Against Native Women (scroll down) resources are available, West Hollywood, CA.
Tribal Crime and Justice, National Institute of Justice, Washington, DC.
Tribal Forensic Healthcare – the Indian Health Service has funded the International Association of Forensic Nurses to develop, deliver and evaluate in-person and web-based training related to the identification, collection and preservation of medical forensic evidence obtained during the treatment of victims of sexual and domestic violence. The Tribal Forensic Healthcare Training project will provide training for: Sexual Assault Examiner, Pediatric Sexual Abuse Training, Sexual Assault Clinical Skills, Pediatric Sexual Abuse Clinical Skills, Domestic Violence Examiner and Domestic Violence Awareness. Two monthly webinar series will be hosted; the first will be on the topic of child maltreatment, while the second series will focus on domestic vIolence and sexual assault. These trainings will allow medical professionals to acquire and maintain the knowledge skills and competent clinical forensic practice to improve the response to domestic and sexual violence in hospitals, health clinics and health stations within the Indian health system.
Tribal Justice and Safety in Indian County – a resource for American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments and communities, and will help the general public and other federal agencies to better understand the resources available for improving safety in Native American communities. This site serves as a single source of information about courts, corrections, law enforcement, crime statistics, crime prevention, legal and other public safety issues, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
Violence Against Women in Indian Country Task Force (Section 904), U.S. Department of Justice.
White Buffalo Calf Woman Society – initially founded in 1977 as a non-profit organization, and in 1980 our organization became the first women's shelter on an Indian Reservation in the United States. WBCWS provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. The primary purpose of WBCWS has always been to offer safe shelter to victims of violent crimes on the Rosebud, Mission, SD.
WomensLaw.org (English / Español) – the mission is to provide easy-to-understand legal information and resources to women living with or escaping domestic violence. By reaching out through the Internet, we empower women and girls to lead independent and productive lives, free from abuse, New York, NY.
Tribal Law – general information on domestic violence on tribal land, information on tribal protection orders, and links to other online resources for domestic violence on tribal land.