Native / Tribal
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.
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 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.
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.
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.