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Confidentiality: Cornerstone of Safety for Native Women who are Battered

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Published Date
January, 1999

Highlighting personal stories, quotes, and advocates' inspirations, this resource includes information about meeting the challenge of protecting confidentiality, looking within and beyond the criminal justice system, ensuring for careful, respectful documentation and building a Native movement around violence against women as a culturally-based human rights issue

Excerpt: "Native culture is grounded in the knowledge that we are all related, that the values of respect, compassion and non-violence are integral to our survival, and that women truly are sacred. Historically amongst Indian people, what we now call 'confidentiality' was the practice of honoring individual's life changes and paths and the right to walk through the world with freedom, safety and respect."

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