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Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men - 2010 Findings from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey

July, 2016

July 2016

This seminar provides the first set of estimates from a national large-scale survey of violence against women and men who identified themselves as American Indian or Alaska Native using detailed behaviorally specific questions on psychological aggression, coercive control and entrapment, physical violence, stalking, and sexual violence. These results are expected to raise awareness and understanding of violence experienced by American Indian and Alaska Native people.

Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men

October, 2016
October 2016

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).

NIJ FY 15 Examining Violence Against American Indian & Alaska Native Women: Domestic Violence, Homicide, Intimate Partner Violence, Sex Trafficking, Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Teen Dating Violence

Closing Date

NIJ is seeking proposals for research and evaluation that will examine violence and victimization experienced by American Indian (AI) and Alaska Native (AN) women living in Indian Country and Alaska Native villages to produce a deeper understanding of the issues faced by Native American women and help formulate public policies and prevention strategies to decrease the incidence of violent crimes committed against AI and AN women.

NIJ FY 14 Evaluating the Effectiveness of State, Local and Tribal Responses to Violence Committed Against Indian Women Living in Tribal Communities

Closing Date

NIJ is seeking proposals to evaluate the effectiveness of State, tribal, and local programs or initiatives designed to respond to crimes committed against Native American women living in tribal communities. NIJ welcomes research that will support tribal-nation building and cultural goals and values. Studies specifically designed to acquire information and knowledge that will enable tribes to make informed decisions about policies, programs, and community action that address violence against and victimization of American Indian and Alaska Native women are preferred.​

NIJ FY 13 Native American Crime, Victimization and Justice Studies: Postdoctoral Fellowship

Closing Date

NIJ seeks proposals for the funding of one or more postdoctoral Native American Studies Research Fellowships to applicants who show the greatest potential for future achievement as scholars and researchers, and who can demonstrate experience relevant to the unique demands of working with tribal communities, including experience working in Indian Country and Alaska Native villages. As the principal research agency within the Department, NIJ is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science.