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Native Survivors

Content Warning: discussion of high rates and examples of interpersonal violence tageting native populations.


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This video describes the findings of a National Institute of Justice (NIJ) supported study on the prevalence of violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women and men. Specifically, the study provides estimates of sexual violence, physical violence by intimate partners, stalking, and psychological aggression by intimate partners over the lifetime of American Indian and Alaska Native women and men as well as victimization estimates over of the past year (based on 2010 data). It also provides estimates of interracial and intraracial victimizations and briefly examines the impact of violence. The results should be used to raise awareness and understanding about violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women and men.

The study used a large nationally representative sample from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS). The NISVS was launched in 2010 by CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, with the support from the Department of Defense and NIJ.

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Native survivors in Laramie are welcome and encouraged to use national and local support services, including Albany County SAFE Project, the Stop Violence Program, and the WCADVSA.

Below are additional resources that offer culturally-specific support services and information tailored for the unique experiences of native survivors in the United States.

StrongHearts Native helpline logo


The StrongHearts Native Helpline 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483) is a free, culturally-appropriate domestic violence and dating violence helpline for American Indians and Alaska Natives, offering support and referrals to resources daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. MST. Get safe, anonymous and confidential help. 

Callers reaching out after hours may connect with the National Domestic Violence Hotline by selecting option 1.

National Indigenous Women's Resource Center logo


The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) is a Native nonprofit organization that was created specifically to serve as the National Indian Resource Center (NIRC) Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women. The mission of NIWRC is to support and uphold grassroots advocacy by creating and enhancing the capacity of Native communities to end gender based violence through technical assistance, education, public awareness and policy development.

The NIWRC is dedicated to reclaiming the sovereignty of Native nations and safeguarding Native women and their children. 

Mending the Sacred Hoop logo


Mending the Sacred Hoop does not provide emergency services.

Mending the Sacred Hoop is a Native-owned and operated non-profit 501(c)3 organization that exists to address violence against Native women and works to end it. They work with Tribes and Native communities nationally that are addressing the issues of domestic and sexual violence, dating violence, sex trafficking and stalking in their communities. They provide training to strengthen Tribal and Native community responses to these crimes, including the advocacy and systems responses, community understanding and awareness, engaging men in the work to end violence against women, and coordinating community responses that provide for women’s safety and uphold offender accountability.

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Stop Violence Program

Dean of Students Office

Knight Hall 106

Dept. 3135

1000 E. University Drive

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-3296

Fax: 307-766-3298


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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