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Building Meaningful Partnerships: Supporting Native Survivors in Rural Communities

Advocates consistently tell us their favorite part of working in a rural community is the diverse array of people they get to work with every day. Rural areas are made up of a mixture of distinct and dynamic communities that make a whole and unique community. Native people are a vital part of our rural communities. As service providers we explore the best ways to get all survivors, including Native survivors, the healing services they need. Native women experience higher rates of sexual violence than any other race (Perry, 2004). To support Native survivors in our rural communities we need to work in close partnership with tribal communities. Only when we work in collaboration with tribal communities are we able to find the most culturally appropriate ways to serve Native survivors.

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Culturally Specific Services, Racial Equity Advocates, American Rescue Plan

Last modified: 1/23/2023