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END GUEST HOST SESSION - Thank you for participating in OVC's Web Forum Guest Host Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss this and other topics...
OVCRC
06/08/2011
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How prominent is domestic violence/ sexual assault in the Native LGBT/ Two Spirit communities?
Jenn G
06/08/2011
arrow icon Jen, I wish I could answer your question. I am unaware of an...
Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
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There are currently no Tribal Laws and/or policy that distinctly do not protect Native LBGTTS in tribal communities - how can tribal governments and federal governments begin to establish such laws inlcudi...
Elton Naswood
06/08/2011
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Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
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Can you talk about the barriers that Native LGBT/ Two Spirit community faces when accessing services/reporting crimes..specifically sexual assault?
Jenn G
06/08/2011
arrow icon Additionally, there was a story from one the participants of...
Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
arrow icon Even if I caught a virus or something, I guess its just an i...
Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
arrow icon I dont access services, Im bad. I used to. If I were to acce...
Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
arrow icon The two-spirit community faces some unique challenges access...
Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
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I know that rate of transgender violence specifically sexual violence is very high. Do individuals who are two spirited or LGBT Native Americans also have a higher incidence of violence?
Jenn G
06/08/2011
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Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
arrow icon There was a new study that included more specific informatio...
Elton Naswood
06/08/2011
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Could you please explain the difference/similarities between two spirit and transgender? Also, do two spirited individuals ever identify as transgender or under the transgender umbrella?
Jenn G.
06/08/2011
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Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
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Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
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People seem to struggle more with two spirit, transgender, or genderqueer people, even other people in the queer community. We can see this in our laws (compare employment discrimination laws based on sexu...
Tom
06/08/2011
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Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
arrow icon As an ally, I know I can say and do things precisely because...
Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
arrow icon My take on this is if we allow the Federal government contro...
Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
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Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
arrow icon I like this question thanks for asking it. Allies can play a...
Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
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I understand that the dynamics of domestic violence are pretty much across the board with any victim. However, to provide the best services and education to victims of same sex domestic violence where do I...
Lisa De Anda
06/08/2011
arrow icon Another great question Lisa, Id suggest contacting the Indig...
Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
arrow icon if you would like to email sartcoor@swcinc.org and get in to...
JENNIFER
06/08/2011
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Many crimes occur in off-reservation border towns, what are some of the things Native communities can do and tribes can do to prevent crimes and assist victims in border towns where they do not have jurisd...
C. Bennett
06/08/2011
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S. RedHawk Love
06/23/2011
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Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
arrow icon That being said, here is my answer to your question. Native ...
Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
arrow icon These facts were confirmed anecdotally at many of the focus ...
Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
arrow icon This question seems to be a general Native population questi...
Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
arrow icon Additionally, there are not tribal specific laws that protec...
Elton Naswood
06/08/2011
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Elton Naswood
06/08/2011
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We need more research on this issue-can you provide some resources we might begin with?
S. RedHawk Love
06/08/2011
arrow icon Thanks for the information. I am both native and two spirite...
S. RedHawk Love
06/23/2011
arrow icon Tulsa Two-Spirit SocietyCorey Taber and John Ha wk Cocke, Co...
Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
arrow icon NorthEast Two-Spirit Socie tyHarlan Pruden, Council Memberco...
Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
arrow icon Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirit Miko Thomas and Derek Sm...
Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
arrow icon Indigenous Peoples Task ForceSharon M. Day, Executive Direct...
Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
arrow icon Here is a list of all the two-spirit organizations in the US...
Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
arrow icon Other (kind of related) resources, the leadership of NE2SS i...
Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
arrow icon We have also urged the two-spirit organizations to share thi...
Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
arrow icon NE2SS has encouraged the other two-spirit organizations to u...
Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
arrow icon That being said, here are some resources that may be of some...
Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
arrow icon Great question S. RedHawk. Research on the two-spirit commun...
Harlan Pruden
06/08/2011
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START GUEST HOST SESSION - The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Harlan Pruden to the OVC Web Forum. He is available to answer your questions on responding to native LGBT/Two Spirit c...
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