Each time a domestic violence story is covered, media has an opportunity to help save lives.
StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-7NATIVE) is a culturally-appropriate, anonymous, confidential service dedicated to serving Native American and Alaska Native victim-survivors of domestic, dating and sexual violence that the media can share with viewers, listeners and readers as a critical resource.
We hope the media will help us tell the story of domestic, dating and sexual violence in Tribal communities as a way of shedding light on the devastating fact that millions of Native peoples in this country are directly experiencing abuse and threats of violence in their intimate relationships. When reporting on the issue, we ask the media to take into careful consideration the safety of these victims.
- Covering Domestic Violence in Indian Country Resources – National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
- Covering the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in Indian Country – Native American Journalists Association
- A Guide to Covering Violence in Indian Country – Society of Professional Journalists