Educating and raising awareness about the realities faced by Native women and children is just one more way to break the stigma surrounding domestic violence in Indian Country, start conversations, and create change.Take the time to learn about domestic violence and sexual assault in this community and help educate another.
Many of the statistics displayed on this page are a result of the ongoing intergenerational, historical trauma faced by Native American communities that began centuries ago in the age of colonization. In many ways, domestic violence in American Indian communities is a result of the unresolved damage European colonizers have inflicted upon these communities across the county. Statistically, at least 70% of the individuals guilty of violently victimizing American Indians are non-Native.
By visiting this site you have already taken the first steps towards helping the Red Women Rising Project achieve justice and healing on behalf of Native survivors. The first step to healing our communities is trusting survivors so that they can come forward about their abuse and working with them to end the cycle of violence.