To end domestic violence in all its forms, we must understand the historical context of why it exists in Native communities today. In this section, you will find a selection of items that highlight the history and issues impacting Indigenous people and how the issues are being addressed today.
A Haudenosaunee Perspective on Historical Trauma: A Journey Through the History
NYSCADV, Michelle D. Schenandoah of Indigenous Concepts Consulting and Amie Barnes of the Seven Dancers Coalition present “A Haudenosaunee Perspective on Historical Trauma: A Journey Through the History: From Creation to Residential Schools to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.”
This recording takes participants through Indigenous history to help create a better understanding of the social landscape in Indigenous communities today, as well as a greater understanding of Indigenous people, in general. When we understand the systematic dismantling of Indigenous families and the historical and ongoing impact of that on Native communities today we can begin to create opportunities, insight, and connection with Indigenous people that fosters resolution and healing.
Addressing Domestic Violence in Native Communities Introductory Manual
In order to end domestic violence in all its forms, we must understand why it exists in Native communities today, and assess our current challenges in addressing the issue. When we examine the reasons behind the presence of domestic violence in Native communities, we must first consider its historical origins.
Domestic violence in Native society came about over the course of centuries of change. Examining the history of oppression that laid the groundwork for the rise of violence against Native women shows us that efforts to end the domestic violence faced by women across Indian Country today are still in their infancy.
Developed by Mending the Sacred Hoop, Addressing Domestic Violence in Native Communities Introductory Manual provides a historical overveiw of violence against native women, a framework for undertanding, advocacy for native american and alaskan native women, native men who use violence, domestic violence & children, and organizing in tribal communities.
We Shall Remain
WE SHALL REMAIN was created to address the effects of historical trauma in our tribal communities. Many times, these untended wounds are at the core of much of the self-inflicted pain experienced in Native America. Much like fire, this pain can either be devastatingly destructive or wisely harnessed to become fuel that helps us to rise up and move forward in life with joy, purpose and dignity.
Modern Indigenous Response Resources
This collections of resources reflects upon the modern perspectives current events and historical context by indigenous peoples.
This film is created for Indigenous communities, educators, health care providers, organizations, and governments to facilitate group discussions on this issue; and for anyone wishing to join the conversation.
Native American families in New York continue to feel the impact of residential schools.
Indigenous artist Whisper Kish presents her Spoken Word piece A Call To Action at TEDx at Albuquerque, New Mexico in December of 2012. She challenges her audience to examine the shared history of North America that has led to an underlying acceptance of violence against women, particularly First Nations women.
Violence Against American Indian And Alaska Native Women And Men: 2010 Findings From The National Intimate Partner And Sexual Violence Survey
This study provides the first set of estimates from a national large-scale survey of victimization among self-identified AI and AN men and women on psychological aggression, coercive control and entrapment, physical violence, stalking, and sexual violence, using detailed behaviorally specific questions.
With a talk that encourages hope, love, empowerment and igniting a new way of learning together as a nation, Tamara lays bare the world of violence impacting indigenous women. Personally connected to her topic through her great-grandmother, she has been speaking out about "Decolonization of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women", giving a voice to the voiceless.