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
May 5th is National Awareness Day for Missing and murdered indigenous women’s
According to a report by the Urban Indian Health Institute, murder is the third-leading cause of death among American Indian women. This same report also lists Oklahoma as one of the top ten states with the highest number of cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
The Native Alliance AGAINST Violence
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The NAAV has a segment on our website that is dedicated to the missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW) of Oklahoma. We monitor social media, national databases like NAMUS (National Missing and Unidentified Persons System), and receive information from the public on the latest information surrounding MMIW in Oklahoma.
We do all of this in hopes that we can:
bring awareness to these issues
be able to support families by extending their voices
identify and advocate for the closing of gaps in systemic response.
If you have a loved one that you would like to have added to this list, please send the information to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You are invited:
Check out our events page now and come to one of the many community gatherings aimed at preventing and eradicating instances of domestic/sexual violence and MMIW in tribal communities.
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.