Tribal Coalitions use Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) program grants to increase awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault, including sex trafficking and stalking, against American Indian and Alaska Native women; Enhance the response to violence against women at the tribal, federal, and state levels; and Identify and provide technical assistance to coalition membership and Native communities to enhance access to essential services.
For individuals searching this site for resources we suggest contacting their local tribal coalition for assistance first, because the coalitions' network will increase chances of receiving services or referrals immediately. Even though they have specialized experiences in Indian Country and are primarily Native run, the Tribal Coalitions serve all sexual assault and sex trafficking victims regardless of political classification, race, sex, age, sexual orientation, religion, and/or membership in a Native nation. Please Note: The grant period for this project ended in September, 2016.
YUP’IK WOMEN’S COALITION
The Yup’ik Women’s Coalition (YWC) strives to promote safety of women through education and advocacy. The YWC is committed to organize community efforts to end violence against women and children within Yup’ik villages through strengthening the traditional Yup’ik beliefs and teachings that have guided our people for thousands of years. The YWC is dedicated to the safety of women and believe in all rights of al people to live without fear, threat, violence, and oppression. They are committed to developing culturally relevant prevention education and counseling for villages and Emmonak residents that they serve.
HOPI TEWA WOMEN’S COALITION TO END ABUSE (ARIZONA)
Located in First Mesa, Arizona the Hopi Tewa Women’s Coalition to End Abuse is a leading voice to end sexual assault and domestic violence on the Hopi Reservation. Found in 2008 by Hopi and Tewa women representatives of several villages and communities, HTWC is a non-profit organization that provides advocacy support to tribal and nontribal government agencies. The Hopi Tewa Women’s Coalition to End Abuse is committed to advocating for a coordinated and effective response system that creates a safety net towards building healthy communities, while embracing the strength of our cultural values and traditions. Contact: (928) 737-9000.
Strong Hearted Native Women’s Coalition, Inc. founded in 2005 works to bring awareness against sexual assault, domestic violence, youth violence, and stalking in North County of the San Diego County. Native women from nine Indian reservations in North County are included in their membership, including Rincon, Pauma, Mesa Grande, Santa Ysabel, La Jolla, San Pasquel, Los Coyotes, Pala, and Inaja/Cosmit.
The Southwest Indigenous Women’s Coalition (SWIWC) is located in Mesa, Arizona and is a nonprofit domestic violence (DV) and sexual assault (SA) coalition serving the Tribes and Native DV/SA nonprofits in Arizona to increase their capacity to better address and respond to the domestic and sexual violence occurring in their communities. SWIWC promotes safety, justice victim-centered advocacy, offender accountability and healing through training, technical assistance, policy, and resource development.
Wabanaki Women’s Coalition (WWC) it is the mission of the WWC to increase the capacity of tribal communities to respond to domestic and sexual violence. The WWC serves the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township, Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point, and the Penobscot Indian Nation.
NATIVE WOMEN'S COALITION
Founded in 2008, the Native Womens' Coalition (NWC) serves all Native women residing in the service area of southern Idaho. The NWC has an office in Boise and a field office in Blackfoot which borders the Ft. Hall Indian reservation. Their mission is to provide safety to all Native women in rural, urban off reservation and reservation communities. The Coalition provide education and training to Native and non-Native service providers so that they can better assure that Native-women victims and their dependents receive the "culturally appropriate" services that they need to heal.
Mending the Sacred Hoop works from a social change perspective to end violence against Native women and children while restoring the safety, sovereignty, and sacredness of Native women in their tribal communities providing domestic violence help. Mending the Sacred Hoop is committed to strengthening the voice and vision of Native peoples through grassroots efforts to restore the leadership of Native women.
The Uniting Three Fires Against Violence mission is to unite and empower Native American Communities in Michigan to end domestic violence and sexual assault. They collaboratively promote positive change for individuals experiencing violence or abuse and provide resources for safety and advocacy to ensure the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well being of Native Americans victimized by violence.
The Montana Native Women’s Coalition (MNWC) aims to improve urban, rural, and Native American community responses to victims of Sexual and Domestic Violence, provide culturally based training/technical assistance to tribal advocacy, programs and communities. MNWC seeks to improve collaboration between Native women leaders and State/Federal representatives who manage funding for sexual and domestic violence programming in Montana and create social changes through the elimination of institutional, cultural and societal violence against Native women and children.
Through unity Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition works to strengthen their voices and build resources in their communities statewide to create awareness and eliminate sexual violence against Indian women and children. They vigorously strive to apply their efforts toward influencing social change and reclaim traditional values that honor the sovereignty of Indian women and children.
A Native American Coalition of Professional from all over New York State and Haudenosaunee Country, Seven Dancers Coalition works to better the lives of Native American Women and their families. The major areas of focus are domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence, stalking, and sex trafficking.
The Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women (CSVANW) was organized in 1996 to bring together Native advocates working in Indian communities in New Mexico to provide assistance and support to Native women who have been battered or sexually assaulted. The coalition provides a forum for support, organizing, sharing information resources and networking opportunities.
Created in 2009, the Native Alliance Against Violence (NAAV) is a nonprofit organization operating as Oklahoma’s only tribal domestic violence and sexual assault coalition. The NAAV serves the 38 Tribes located in Oklahoma and their 24 tribal domestic violence and sexual assault programs. Through the Spirit of respect and cooperation, the NAAV strives to unify Tribal service programs throughout Oklahoma by providing culturally appropriate technical assistance, training and support to eliminate domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence to restore balance and safety for Native communities.
It is the mission of the First Nations Women’s Alliance to strengthen Tribal communities by creating a forum for leaders to come together to address the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. The The Alliance is committed to ending all forms of violence by providing culturally relevant services and resources and facilitating the provision of those services by others in their communities.
Restoring Ancestral Winds supports indigenous communities addressing domestic, dating, family, sexual violence, and sexual assault in the Great Basin region of Utah. The mission of Restoring Ancestral Winds is to support healing in Indigenous communities. They advocate for healthy relationships; educates communities on issues surrounding stalking, domestic, sexual, dating and family violence; collaborate with Great Basin Region community members and stakeholders; and honors and strengthens traditional values with all their our relations.
AMERICAN INDIANS AGAINST ABUSE
American Indians Against Abuse Inc. is located in Hayward, Wisconsin, and serves eleven tribes geographically encompassing the entire state of Wisconsin, including the Bad River, Red Cliff, Lac Courte Oreilles, Lac de Flambeau, Sokaogon and St. Croix Chippewa, Ho-Chunk Nation, Menominee Nation, Oneida Nation, Forest County Potawatomi and Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nations. (715) 634-9980.
The Native Women’s Society of the Great Plains offers a vision that ends domestic and sexual violence against Native women. The Society works to support and strengthen sisterhood and local advocacy and program development efforts through culturally specific education, technical assistance training and resource implementation and collaborate to strengthen strategies and responses to violence in their respective tribal communities. The geographical area that constitutes the service area of the Society includes tribes of southern Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, northern Nebraska, and Iowa.
The Washington State Native American Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault WomenSpirit Coalition's mission is eliminating violence against Native women and promoting well-being of Native families and communities and envisions a nation where native women may live safely. WomenSpirit Coalition serves the twenty-nine federally recognized tribal nations in Washington State.