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Visioning B.E.A.R. receives big grant from Raliance to pursue its work in Building Leaders to Keep Children Safe in Communities of Color Using Indigenous Circle process (2019)

Visioning B.E.A.R. heads west with its message

Visioning B.E.A.R. awarded grant by Just Beginnings Collaborative.

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Visioning B.E.A.R. Director, Strong Oak Lefebvre, presents at Leadership Education and Advancement for Professionals event for the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (2018)

Did you know that in New England

  • American Indians and Alaska natives are 2.5 times as likely to experience violent crimes and at least two times more likely to experience rape or sexual assault crimes compared to all other races.
  • Sixty-one percent of American Indians and Alaska Native women (3 out of 5) have been assaulted in their lifetimes, compared to 52 percent of African American women,18 percent of White women, seven percent of Asian and Pacific Islander women.
  • Thirty nine percent of American Indian and Alaska Native women will be subjected to violence by an intimate partner in their lifetimes, compared to 29 percent of African American women, 27 percent of White women and 10 percent of Asian women.
  • Among Native women victims of rape or sexual assault, an average of 67 percent describe the offender as non-Native. Between the years 1992-2005, 57 percent of the perpetrators of sexual violence against Native women were White, l0 percent were Black, and 33 percent were Other (includes Native Americans and Asians).

Source: Grandberry, P.J. & Marcelli, E.A. (2006) American Indians in New England: A Democraphic, Economic, and Health Portrait