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According to this testimony, “Native women experience violent victimization at a higher rate than any other U.S. population. Congressional findings are that Native American and Alaska Native women are raped 34.1%, more than 1 in 3, will be raped in their lifetime, 64%, more than 6 in 10, will be physically assaulted.
This bulletin brings together data on domestic and sexual violence affecting Alaska Native people of all ages is in one place. Beginning with pregnancy, this bulletin takes us through the major stages of life, sharing the consequences of violence, how many people are affected, and Alaska-specific responses.
This fact sheet notes elder abuse in Indian Country, emphasizes prevention by health care professionals, presents links to elder abuse assessment instrument, and offers guidance on understanding abuse in the contexts of the culture of older persons.
Authors: National Indian Council on Aging and the University of New Mexico Geriatric Education
This resource explores ways to serve families who have experienced intimate partner violence and where children are visiting or being exchanged between the abused and abusive parent, with a specific focus on cultural considerations relating to Native Americans.
This "Facts & Stats Collection" paper highlights specific issues and distinguishing dynamics that confront different women of color, including African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American/Alaskan Indian women.
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