The Numbers
That Motivate

Why These Numbers Matter

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.

Understanding the Stats

            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.

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About the Artist

The Red Women Rising Project is pleased to feature the work of Sarah Biscarra Dilley, viewable in multiple infographics above. Sarah is a multidisciplinary artist and weaver currently residing in the unceded homeland of the Ohlone people. She is a member of Black Salt Collective, whose liminal and ever-expanding body of work expresses a contemporary non-linear identity in which experience results in atmosphere.

Her interdisciplinary process explores the spaces between the worlds; between blood sickness and bloodlines, between grief and joy, between body and land. Being raised in Chumash, Chicano, and queer family traditions between urban and rural environments has directly informed her understandings of embodiment and place as spatial, temporal and grounded in relationship. Anchored in the intention and practices of indigenous resurgence through contradiction, complexity and communion, she uses found footage, cut paper, archival material, handwork, language and thread to trace landscapes of indigenous resilience and shifting relationships of belonging, displacement, and home.

Her academic and visual work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, individually and with Black Salt Collective. Sites of engagement include: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, California Historical Society, University of California at Santa Barbara, SOMArts Cultural Center, First Peoples House at University of Victoria, Intertribal Friendship House, Toronto Free Gallery, Open Engagement, and Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (conferences at UC Davis/Sacramento and Washington D.C).

While much of her foundations are shaped by body, land, and the worlds in and around us, she has a BA in Urban Studies from the San Francisco Art Institute and is currently pursuing a PhD in Native American Studies at University of California, Davis. She is full of birds.

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