Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month and this month RAINN is celebrating and acknowledging this special month to stand in solidarity with all members of the Native American/Indigenous Community. Native American Heritage Month is about spreading celebration and education of the various Native American cultures of Northern America.

RAINN focuses on bringing attention and service to all that have faced sexual violence and abuse. And while in the month of November we observe Native American Heritage Month as a beautiful time to celebrate - it also is a time to understand and learn that for many within the Indigenous community have faced situations of violence and abuse and have oftentimes faced great difficulty finding the resources and support that is needed.

While acknowledging this, RAINN wishes to be a part of leading individuals and organizations to provide the support they need.

If interested in receiving help, support, and education on other topics surrounding Indigenous communities, please visit the following resources:

  • National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center: An organization dedicated to ending violence against Native women and children through policy advocacy and direct service provision.
  • The NIWRC operates the Strong Hearts Native Helpline, which supports Native survivors of violence in crisis, and facilitates local resource connection. You can connect to this hotline by calling 844.762.8483.

If you or a loved one ever requires support in matters concerning sexual violence or abuse, please contact us at The National Sexual Assault Hotline by calling 800.656.HOPE (4673) or by accessing The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline where you can receive 24/7 support.