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National Native American Heritage Month
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National Native American Heritage Month

President Trumb proclaimed November as National Native American Heritage Month. OVC presents the following information for tribal communities in recognition of National Native American Heritage Month:

A Healing Journey for Alaska NativesA Healing Journey for Alaska Natives
This video series is designed to educate federal, state, local, and tribal victim service providers, criminal justice professionals, and others who work with Alaska Native victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.

Justice Department Awards More Than $130 Million to Enhance, Support Tribal Justice and Safety
Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice awarded more than $130 million to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities to enhance victim services, address violence against women, improve public safety, and support youth programs.

Through two purpose areas of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS), OVC awarded funds to more than 20 tribes. CTAS is a consolidated tribal-specific grant program which seeks to help address the disproportionate rates of violence and victimization in AI/AN communities and significant obstacles to culturally relevant services.

Working with other U.S. Department of Justice bureaus and offices, OVC awarded funds to 24 tribal programs. Learn about program awards made by OVC and partner bureaus and offices on the CTAS 2017 Award List (PDF 807 kb).

A Circle of Healing for Native Children Endangered by DrugsA Circle of Healing for Native Children Endangered by Drugs
This video series offers examples of successful programs and practices used to help drug-endangered Native youth heal from trauma. A companion resource guide accompanies this product.

This video series features programs and practices that integrate Native stories and cultural traditions to help children, families, and communities in Indian Country to heal from substance abuse-related trauma.

Partners in Justice—Bureau of Indian Affairs Victim Specialists (December 2016)
This video presents an overview of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Victim Specialist Program. The video, prepared by OVC and BIA, identifies some of the program’s successes and challenges providing services to victims of crime in Indian Country.

Alcohol-Facilitated Sexual Assault in Indian Country (December 2016)Alcohol-Facilitated Sexual Assault in Indian Country (December 2016)
This four-video series, produced by OVC in collaboration with the Office for Violence Against Women, is designed for criminal justice personnel, victim advocates, and allied professionals. The videos in this series seek to increase awareness about the prevalence of alcohol-facilitated sexual violence, enhance the investigation and prosecution of sexual violence, and provide best practices for responding to victims.

Visit the Tribal Multimedia and American Indian/Alaska Native sections of our site for additional resources.

Coping with the Holidays

blog post on coping with the holidaysFor those who have recently experienced a tragedy or lost a family member or friend, the holiday season may seem too much to bear. OVC Deputy Director Marilyn McCoy Roberts' blog post on coping with the holidays offers resources to help support those who have been victims of crime.

Previously Featured Resources

October 2017: Getting Ready for National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 8-14, 2018

September 2017: Honoring the Victims and Responders of 9/11

August 2017: Fact Sheets Highlight Current Crime and Victimization Trends

July 2017: Don’t Delay! National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Nominations Are Due by July 31st

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