This workshop will highlight, briefly, the history of sexual violence in Indian Country, and the aftereffects of colonization regarding response in Tribal communities across the United States. We will also explore how this historical trauma has impacted individuals, families, and communities and created a culture of silence around sexual violence. We will discuss how public policy has exacerbated the disparity in criminal justice response, and how jurisdiction and declination of sexual assault cases for prosecution can be directly tied to our inequitable relationship with the federal government.
Area of Focus
Native American – Decolonizing Survivor Advocacy