“It’s not just numbers. It’s not just statistics, but it’s our stories. It’s the stories of our life. It’s the story of our truths that we share as families, that we share as a collective.”

Charlene Aqpik Apok, DIJ Executive Director & Co-Founder

“We have always known that violence against Native womxn was an issue, but people refuse to acknowledge it. We are showing that data is going to be important to bring change and that more research is urgently needed to protect our womxn and girls.”

Abigail Echo-Hawk, Director of Urban Indian Health Institute, DIJ Co-Founder