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National tribal sexual assault resource center

The National Tribal Sexual Assault Resource Center (NTSARC) provides nationwide training and technical assistance to enhance the organizational capacity of a variety of stakeholders including sexual assault and domestic violence programs; Tribal and state coalitions; Indian Tribal governments and Tribal organizations; federal, state, and local government agencies, including FVPSA state administration agencies; national, statewide, and local community-based organizations; allied professionals; and other key stakeholders.

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MIWSAC serves as the National Tribal Sexual Assault Resource Center (NTSARC) under funding from the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act.

The production of this website was made possible by HHS-2022-ACF-ACYF-VE-0165 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

Survivors of sexual violence cannot be blamed for the trauma and pain inflicted upon them. As a community, we must educate ourselves and rise up to hold harm-doers accountable and interrupt all forms of violence.

Alliance of Tribal Coalitions to End Violence (ATCEV)

Headquartered in Norman, Oklahoma. The ATCEV works to advance tribal sovereignty and safety of AI/AN women by providing support to tribal coalitions and tribal communities in their efforts to address equal justice for survivors of violence.

American Indians Against Abuse (AIAA)

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.

Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women (CSVANW)

Organized in 1996 and located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the CSVANW works 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. 

First Nations Women’s Alliance (FNWA)

Located in Devils Lake, North Dakota, it is the mission of the FNWA to strengthen Tribal communities by creating a forum for leaders to come together to address the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. The FNWA 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 our communities. 

Healing Native Hearts Coalition

Located in Alaska, Healing Native Hearts Coalition is a nonprofit domestic violence and sexual assault coalition serving the Tribes and Native DV/SA nonprofits in Interior Alaska to better address and respond to domestic and sexual violence occurring in their communities. HNHC promotes safety, justice, victim-centered advocacy, offender accountability and healing through training, technical assistance, policy, and resource development. 

Hopi-Tewa Women’s Coalition to End Abuse

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. Founded 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. 

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Midwest Native Coalition for Justice and Peace

Established in 2019 and headquartered in Holton, Kansas, the MNCJP develops and implements culturally informed systems-based victim advocacy services by enhancing and strengthening current and future victim response programs within Kansas and across Indian Country. MNCJP is the newest tribal coalition funded by the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.  The coalition’s website is current under construction.  Inquiries may be directed to the MNCJP Executive Director, Daniel Goombi by email to [email protected].

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition (MIWSAC)

Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, MIWSAC is a statewide tribal coalition and national Tribal technical assistance provider, working since 2001 to end gender-based violence and enhance Tribal, state, and federal responses to sexual violence and sex trafficking.

MIWSAC uses culturally based training, technical assistance, strategies, resources, tools, and a wide range of events and activities to engage and support survivors of sexual violence, advocates, service providers, community, and allies that are working to end sexual violence and sex trafficking across Minnesota’s 11 federally recognized Tribal Nations, urban Native bases, and Tribal communities across the country.

MIWSAC’s work is grounded in the philosophy that each of us have a role, purpose, and place in eradicating sexual violence. As we galvanize across gender, race, age, orientation, expertise, and experience, we are all safer.

Nebraska Tribes Addressing Violence Coalition

Nebraska Tribes Addressing Violence Coalition (NETAV) is a statewide tribal domestic violence/sexual assault coalition working to raise awareness and promote prevention of intimate partner violence against Native Americans and tribal communities in Nebraska through education, training, technical assistance, and support.

Montana Native Women’s Coalition (MNWC)

Created in 2007, and located in Glasgow, MT. The MNWC undertaking is to improve urban, rural, and Native American community responses to victims of Sexual and Domestic Violence, provide culturally based training, technical assistance and programming assistance to tribal advocacy, programs and communities. MNWC is committed to healing, sisterhood and bringing voice to Native women. MNWC seeks to organize collective efforts by developing and strengthening collaborations between Native leaders and State/Federal representatives who administer and manage funding, programing and resources for sexual and domestic violence. MNWC is also committed to creating social changes through the elimination of institutional, cultural, and societal violence against Native women and children.

Native Alliance Against Violence (NAAV)

Native Alliance Against Violence (NAAV) was founded in Norman, Oklahoma in 2009. This organization operates as a tribal technical assistance provider and Oklahoma’s tribal domestic violence and sexual assault coalition. Through the spirit of respect and cooperation, the NAAV strives to unify tribal service programs by providing culturally appropriate technical assistance, training, and support. They are committed to restoring balance and safety to tribal communities by eliminating domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence. Visit oknaav.org for more information.

Native Women’s Society of the Great Plains (NWSGP)

Located in South Dakota, the Society 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. The geographical area that constitutes the service area of the Society includes tribes in southern Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, northern Nebraska and Iowa.

Restoring Ancestral Winds Coalition

The mission of Restoring Ancestral Winds is to support healing in our indigenous communities. RAW will advocate for healthy relationships; educate our communities on issues surrounding stalking, domestic, sexual, dating and family violence; collaborate with Great Basin Region community members and stakeholders; and honor and strengthen traditional values with all our relations. 

Seven Dancers Coalition (SDC)

Located in Hogansburg, New York, the Seven Dancers Coalition is a Native American Coalition of Professionals from all over New York State working to better the lives of Native American Women. The major areas of focus are Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Teen Dating Violence, Stalking and Sex Trafficking.

Southwest Indigenous Women’s Coalition (SWIWC)

Located in Mesa, Arizona, primarily works with Tribes and tribal DV/SA nonprofits in Arizona to increase their capacity to address and respond to the domestic and sexual violence occurring in their respective service areas. SWIWC promotes safety, justice victim-centered advocacy, offender accountability and healing through training, technical assistance, policy, and resource development.

Strong Hearted Native Women’s Coalition (SHNWC)

Strong Hearted Native Women’s Coalition, Inc. was founded in 2005 to bring awareness against Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Youth Violence, and Stalking in North County of the San Diego County. Native women from the Indian reservations of Rincon, Pauma, Mesa Grande, Santa Ysabel, La Jolla, San Pasqual, Los Coyotes, Pala, and Inaja/Cosmit make-up our coalition membership. Over the years, our coalition has expanded to include all tribes from San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, and Inyo Counties, as well as other tribes throughout the state of California. www.strongheartednativewomen.org

Uniting Three Fires Against Violence (UTFAV)

Located in Sauté Ste. Marie, Michigan, it is the mission of UTFAV to unite and empower Native American Communities in Michigan to end domestic violence and sexual assault. Our mission is to support all Michigan Tribes in promoting the social change necessary to address the disproportionate rates of violence impacting our communities. We provide resources for safety and advocacy to ensure the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well-being of Native Americans victimized by violence.

Wabanaki Women’s Coalition (WWC)

Located in Maine, 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.

WomenSpirit Coalition

WomenSpirit Coalition is located in Olympia, Washington. The WomenSpirit Coalition’s mission is Eliminating Violence Against Native Women and Promoting the Well-Being of Native Families and Communities. WSC envisions a nation where native women may live safely. WomenSpirit serves the 29 federally recognized tribal nations in WA State. 

Yupik Women’s Coalition (YWC)

located in Alaska, the Yupik Women’s Coalition 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.