Andrea Smith, is a co-founder of Incite! Women of Color Against Violence and the Boarding School Healing Project. She is the author of Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide, the editor of the Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Nonprofit Industrial Complex and the co-editor of The Color of Violence (south end press).
How the Criminal Justice System Uses Domestic Violence Programs Against Native Women
by Andrea Smith
In this long article, Smith discusses criminal justice responses to Native American women’s experiences of violence, questioning the effectiveness of relying on the state for responses to violence given the overwhelming evidence of continuing state violence towards Native American communities. In Part Two, Smith then discusses alternative responses to violence. Smith concludes in Part Three with an overview of effective organizing campaigns working to end both state and interpersonal violence against women of color.