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Upcoming Training Announcement:
Please join us for our First Annual Circle of Advocacy for Victims conference October 6, 7, and 8 in Rapid City, South Dakota. This conference addresses questions asked by both new and seasoned advocates and will be helpful to all involved in serving victims of domestic and sexual violence.
There is no registration fee for this event!
Please visit here for an agenda and here to register. Click on October and choose the first day of the conference for the registration!
We look forward to seeing you at this event!
Supreme Court Case Highlights Issues Of Domestic Abuse, Right To Counsel In Indian Country
By Jenifer Jones • Jun 15, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court has reinstated the conviction of a domestic abuser in Indian Country. A USD law professor says the case highlights the disparity between the right to counsel for Native and non-Native offenders. In tribal court, Native Americans aren’t guaranteed the right to an attorney, like they are in state and federal court. ... Read More
Listen to Norma Rendon, SDCEDSV Native Co-Director in recent NPR Interview.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU'RE RAPED: The ABC Handbook for Native Girls.
(a pdf version can be viewed here)
The Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center and the Native American Community Board in Lake Andes, South Dakota has released a new graphic novel written and illustrated by Lucy Bonner.
"In contemporary times, Indian people may not be familiar with resources or are too uncomfortable to talk about rape due to years of colonization and the boarding school trauma where our ancestors were abused, silenced and shamed about their sexuality.
It is time to reclaim our voices and to talk about these critical issues that are affecting too many of our young women and girls. The Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center has done just that.” Bonnie Clairmont, Victim Advocacy Program Specialist at the Tribal Law and Policy Center.