Welcome to Dot Lake Village Striving to meet the needs to protect our Native communities
Unless we come to an accurate understanding of the root causes of violence against Native women, and reclaim our roots as Native people, the social transformation necessary to end violence will not occur.
Recognition: Thesis, by Kimberly Dawn Roberts, 2008
Imagining an End to Domestic Violence
DOT Lake Village greets you, by introducing our vision to strive and end domestic violence in all its forms, by establishing our program; we meet the needs to protect our Native communities – as a whole. Furthermore, we have assessed the current challenges and examined the reasons behind the presence of domestic violence in Native communities; by reflecting upon its historical beginnings.
Domestic violence in Native society has come about, through the centuries of change. Examining the history of oppression, which has laid the groundwork for the rise of violence against Native women, shows us that efforts to end the domestic violence faced by women across Indian Country today are still in their infancy.
From a Grant Connected to Department of Justice (DOJ)
The justification and existence for DOT Lake Village to proffer enhanced services, in a matter of award by “Grant,” linked to, 40002(b)(2) of the Violence Against Women Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 13925(b)(2).
In general, this working “Grant,” through the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) provides federal leadership in developing a national capacity to reduce violence against women, administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and protection of families.
More than four in five American Indian and Alaska Native adults (83 percent) have experienced some form of violence in their lifetime. That’s almost 3 million people who have experienced psychological aggression or physical violence by intimate partners, stalking, and/or sexual violence.
Recognition: (DOJ) National Institute of Justice, NCJ-249815--May 2016
Our Domestic Violence Partnerships & Working Project
DOT Lake Village is proud to partner with the following statewide projects, and integrated health services - domestic violence response systems, which connect the Upper Tanana Region and throughout Alaska.
To support these cross-sector partnerships, which DOT Lake Village works closely with, will help to facilitate a peer-to-peer learning network, provide technical assistance to grantees and evaluate the impact of integrated service delivery models.