Increasing the awareness of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and sex trafficking
Strengthening the response to violence against Indian women at the tribal, federal, and state levels
Assisting tribes in developing and promoting state, local, and tribal legislation/policies that enhance best practices for responding to domestic and sexual violence
Providing technical assistance to coalition membership and tribal communities to enhance access to services to victims of domestic and sexual violence
June is LGBTq2+ Pride Month
According to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, “transgender and gender non-conforming people face pervasive discrimination in virtually all aspects of their lives; yet the combination of anti-transgender bias and persistent structural and interpersonal acts of racism was especially devastating for American Indian and Alaskan Native transgender people and other people of color.”
The Native Alliance AGAINST Violence
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86% of 2S or trans native respondents reported harassment; 51% reported physical assault; 21% sexual assault at school (Harrison-Quintana et al., 2012).
Tribal DVSA Programs
See the contact information for Oklahoma’s tribal domestic violence and sexual assault programs.
Upcoming Tribal dvsa events around oklahoma
Oklahoma HB2091 was introduced by Representative O'Donnell and co-sponsored by Senator Leewright seeking to amend current state legislation to add two tribal representatives to Oklahoma's Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board (DVFRB). This effort would not have been possible without the tremendous support of Rep. O'Donnell and was spear-headed through a collaborative effort by Muscogee (Creek) Nation Prosecutor Shelly Harrison, the Muscogee (Creek) Family Violence Prevention Program and the Native Alliance Against Violence. This legislation is being supported by tribes including resolutions from both the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Tribes and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's National Council. The bill unanimously passed the House and was passed by the Senate. The bill was signed and approved by the Governor on April 25, 2019.