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This resource offers a basic outline for the development of shelters and advocacy programs serving Native women who are battered or raped and their children. It provides an overall picture of elements and steps necessary in establishing a shelter. This booklet also inspires critical thinking and dialogue about the assumptions we bring to our work to stop violence against Native women. 54 pgs. Purchase printed handbook.More Info >>
One of Sacred Circle’s most popular public education publications, this booklet provides an analysis of why Native women are the most victimized group of women in the United States. This booklet can be used in a wide variety of settings and is an excellent resource for individuals and families seeking a working understanding of the causes and dynamics of violence against Native women Purchase printed handbook.More Info >>
By Melissa Farley, Nicole Matthews, Sarah Deer, Guadalupe Lopez, Christine Stark, Eileen Hudon Research by Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition and Prostitution Research & Education October 27, 2011 William Mitchell College of Law, Saint Paul, Minnesota Cover art by Catherine Whipple, Managing Editor, The Circle: News from a Native American Perspective EXECUTIVE SUMMARY GOAL Since Native women are at exceptionally high risk for poverty, homelessness, and sexual violence which are elements in the trafficking of women, and because the needs of Native women are generally not being met, and because prostituted women are at extremely high risk for violence...More Info >>
*/ This is a five-part Channel 2 series on teen prostitution and its toll in Alaska. In this video, reporter Rhonda McBride takes a look at what Alaskans can do to stop this epidemic of exploitation.More Info >>
The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2010 Summary Report is a publication of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and PreventionThomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, Director National Center for Injury Prevention and ControlLinda C. Degutis, DrPH, MSN, Director Division of Violence PreventionHoward R. Spivak, MD, Director Suggested Citation:Black, M.C., Basile, K.C., Breiding, M.J., Smith, S.G., Walters, M.L., Merrick, M.T., Chen, J., & Stevens, M.R. (2011). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention...More Info >>
*/ A documentary about the Native American women raped in Indian reserves. This doc fails to address the colonial context that directly produces these high rape rates. With the Native people's forced cultural assimilation, mass kidnapping and brainwashing in colonial schools, also came the assimilation of western values -including patriarchal oppression- that sets the foundation for the suppression of the feminine. The Sioux nations featured in this presentation traditionally are, and have been a matriarchal culture. With crimes such as rape being non-existent. These "post" colonial high rape rates are a result of being colonized and demoralized, and expressed through...More Info >>
Background The topic of this report is the commercial sexual exploitation of American Indian women and girls in Minnesota, including but not limited to sex trafficking. In 2006, the Legislature passed Minnesota Statute section 299A.79 requiring the Commissioner of Public Safety to develop a plan to address current human trafficking and prevent future human trafficking in Minnesota. To develop a comprehensive plan for addressing the complicated issue of trafficking and the needs of trafficking victims, the commissioner created, per Minnesota Statute section 99A.7955, the statewide Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force. The Task Force‟s charge is to advise the Commissioner on...More Info >>
Alcohol and Sexual Violence Perpetration Antonia Abbey With Contributions from Lydia Guy Ortiz This paper summarizes the research literature that examines alcohol’s role in sexual violence perpetration. The first section provides estimates of the frequency with which alcohol consumption and sexual assault perpetration co-occur. After describing the criteria required to determine that one variable causes change in another, relevant experimental and survey research are critically reviewed. The final section includes suggestions for practitioners based on available scientific knowledge.More Info >>

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